The Colorado notice quit is a type of eviction notice that informs a tenant that they are in violation of their lease. Also referred to as a Demand for Compliance or Right to Possession Notice, this document allows a landlord to specify the nature of the breach as well as the time period the tenant has to fix the issue or vacate the premises. If a tenant has failed to pay rent on time, the landlord may use this notice to demand that rent be paid within ten (10) days or they will file for eviction. This ten-day period also applies to tenants who have violated their lease agreement; if this is the first occurrence, the tenant is given the opportunity to cure this violation before an eviction suit can be filed.
If the tenant commits a similar violation after curing the first violation, they will not have the option to remedy the breach and must leave the property within the ten-day notice period. Tenants who have committed a “substantial violation” are only given a three (3) day notice period to vacate the premises and do not have the option to cure the violation. A notice to cure or quit may also be used in situations where the landlord has terminated the lease (and served the tenant a Colorado Notice to Terminate Lease) and the tenant refuses to leave the property.
Laws – § 13-40-104(p. 388)
Substantial Violations (§ 13-40-107.5(p. 391)
- Endangering any person or property.
- Violent or drug-related felonies.
- Criminal acts in violation of state or federal law that:
- Carry a potential jail sentence of 180 days or more; and/or
- Are a public nuisance under state or local ordinance.