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Colorado Rental Lease Agreement | Laws

A Colorado lease agreement is a form used to convey certain terms and conditions regarding the renting of residential or commercial space. A lease agreement is between a landlord and a tenant and the contract must be negotiated before it is signed by the parties. A landlord will often have a number of individuals apply for a rental property, so they have them complete a form to find out who is best suited to tenancy. After a tenant has been selected, the parties will agree upon a security deposit amount, advance rent amount, and move-in date. The lease agreement can be signed once the terms are properly understood.

Rental Application – A form used by a landlord to find out information about prospective tenants and obtain authorization to perform background and credit history checks.


Agreements: By Type (7)

Commercial Lease Agreement – Used to legally bind a landlord and a tenant (either an individual or business entity) together in a commercial tenancy agreement. This form can be used to rent out office spaces, industrial buildings, or retail outlets.

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College Roommate Agreement – This form allows college students to establish living arrangements, such as study schedules, sleep times, and cleaning duties.

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Lease with Option to Purchase (Lease to Own) – A tenant who has entered into this type of contract will be given the opportunity to buy the property under certain terms and conditions agreed upon by them and the owner.

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Month to Month Lease Agreement – This type of lease has no fixed end date but continues in perpetuity with the tenant paying the landlord rent every month until one of the parties terminates the agreement (with proper notice provided).

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Roommate Agreement – A contract used by roommates to define the terms of cohabitation.

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Standard (1-year) Lease Agreement – This agreement allows a tenant to rent property with a specific start and end date, paying the landlord rent every month. They may have the option to extend the contract after the year is up.

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Sublease Agreement – Landlords may permit their tenants to rent out a portion of their living space or the entirety thereof to another individual for a specific period of time.

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Landlord-Tenant Laws


There are no state-specific disclosures mentioned in Colorado law.

Landlord’s Access

General Access – No state statute regarding general access; however, reasonable notice (twenty-four hours) is often standard.

Emergency Access – Emergency access is not specifically mentioned in state statutes; however, a landlord will typically gain access to a dwelling immediately if they believe it is an emergency.


Grace Period – No state statute.

Maximum Fees ($) – No state statute.

Rent Increase Notice – No state statute.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) – No state statute.

Returning to Tenant – Landlords must return security deposits within one (1) month after the termination of a lease. A lease agreement can specify a longer return period but no more than sixty (60) days.

Interest Required? – No state statute.

Separate Bank Account? – No state statute.