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OTHER NAMES Colorado Rental Agreement Colorado Lease Colorado Tenancy Agreement Colorado Rental Contract Colorado Rental Lease Agreement

What is a Colorado Lease Agreement?

Simple for anyone to build, a Colorado Lease Agreement is a document that is intended to allow residential property owners to lay out the terms connected to their relationship with a tenant. Making this essential contract may decrease the risk of future disputes down the road. You can click the "Make document" button to check out our Colorado Rental Contract sample. Suited for rentals of all residential property types, our rental agreement for Colorado can be used by any landlord in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, or any other city or town located in the Centennial State.

When to use a Colorado Lease Agreement:

  • You're entering into a lease as the landlord or tenant in Colorado.
  • You want to document the terms of your agreement.

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Residential Lease Agreement


This Lease Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered on (the "Effective Date") by and between (the "Landlord") and the following tenants:



(the "Tenant")


Subject to the terms and conditions stated below the parties agree as follows:


. Property. Landlord, in consideration of the lease payments provided in this Agreement, leases to Tenant a house


. Term. This Agreement will begin on (the "Start Date") and will terminate on (the "Termination Date").


Tenant will vacate the Property upon termination of the Agreement, unless: (i) Landlord and Tenant have extended this Agreement in writing or signed a new agreement; (ii) mandated by local rent control law; or (iii) Landlord accepts Rent from Tenant (other than past due Rent), in which case a month-to-month tenancy will be created which either party may terminate All other terms and conditions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.


. Management.



. Rent. There will be no rent increases through the initial term of the lease. Landlord may increase the rent that will be paid during any month-to-month renewal period by providing at least 30 days written notice to Tenant.


Payments should be sent to:


Payment address: , or at such other place as Landlord may designate from time to time.


Payments can be made by using one of the following methods of payment:


Acceptable forms of payment:



Tenant agrees to submit rent payments by one of the methods above. In the event of roommates, or another form of joint or multiple occupancy, Tenant will be responsible for collecting payment from all parties and submitting a single payment to Landlord. Tenant is responsible for any payment made by mail and not received by the due date stated herein. Mailed payments must be received on or before the due date. Rent payments for any partial month will be pro-rated at the rate of 1/30th of the monthly rent payment per day.


. Failure to Pay. Tenant is hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on Tenant's credit history may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if Tenant fails to fulfill the terms of their credit obligations, such as their financial obligations under the terms of this Agreement.


. Occupants. The only persons who may live on the Property during the term of this Agreement are:




Tenant may have guests on the Property for not over consecutive days or days in a calendar year, and no more than two guests per bedroom at any one time. Persons staying more than consecutive days or more than days in any calendar year will NOT be considered original occupants of the Property. Tenant must obtain the prior written approval of Landlord if an invitee of Tenant will be present at the Property for more than consecutive days or days in a calendar year.


. Possession. Tenant will be entitled to possession of the Property on the first day of the term of this Agreement, and will yield possession to Landlord on the last day of the term of this Agreement, unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing. At the expiration of the term, Tenant will remove its goods and effects and peaceably yield up the Property to Landlord in as good a condition as when delivered to Tenant, ordinary wear and tear excepted.


. Use of Property/Absences. Tenant will occupy and use the Property as a full-time residential dwelling unit. Tenant will notify Landlord of any anticipated extended absence from the Property not later than the first day of the extended absence.


No retail, commercial or professional use of the Property is allowed unless the Tenant receives prior written consent of the Landlord and such use conforms to applicable zoning laws. In such case, Landlord may require Tenant to obtain liability insurance for the benefit of Landlord. Landlord reserves the right to refuse to consent to such use in its sole and absolute discretion.


The failure to abide by the provisions of this section will constitute a material breach of this Agreement and is a just cause for eviction.


- Sofa

- Stove

. Storage. Any personal property stored in the common areas of the Property will be removed without notice.


. Parking.


week. month.

. Roof/Fire Escapes. Use of the roof and/or the fire escapes by Tenants and/or guests is limited to emergency use only. No other use is permitted, including but not limited to, the placement of personal property.



No pets larger than 20 lbs.

. Keys and Locks. Tenant will be given a set number of keys for the Property. If all keys are not returned to Landlord following termination of the Agreement, Tenant will be charged a monetary fee to replace the keys. If a security deposit was collected by the Landlord at the time of signing this Agreement, then such amount will be subtracted from the Security Deposit. Tenant is not permitted to change any lock or place additional locking devices on any door or window of the Property without Landlords approval prior to installation. If allowed, Tenant must provide Landlord with keys to any changed lock immediately upon installation.


. USE OF MARIJUANA NOTICE: The State of Colorado's Amendment 64 legalizes the cultivation and possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older. Despite Amendment 64, the federal Controlled Substances Act remains in effect in the State of Colorado. This Act categorizes marijuana as an illegal Schedule 1 substance, the possession, distribution or manufacture of which is a criminal federal offense. Any and all use, cultivation or possession of marijuana on the Premises, INCLUDING USE OF MEDICINAL MARIJUANA, is strictly forbidden and shall constitute a default of this Lease. This policy applies to the Tenant or Tenants and all visitors, guests, employees or any other person on the Premises. This is compliant with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's findings that federal and state non-discrimination laws does not require the Landlord to accommodate requests to use, possess or cultivate medical marijuana from current or prospective tenants with disabilities.


. Maintenance and Repairs.


. Utilities and Services.


. Default. Tenant will be in default of this Agreement if Tenant fails to comply with any material provisions of this Agreement by which Tenant is bound. Subject to any governing provisions of law to the contrary, if Tenant fails to cure any financial obligation (or any other obligation) after written notice of such default is provided by Landlord to Tenant, Landlord may elect to cure such default and the cost of such action will be added to Tenant's financial obligations under this Agreement. All sums of money or charges required to be paid by Tenant under this Agreement will be additional rent, whether or not such sums or charges are designated as "additional rent." The rights provided by this paragraph are cumulative in nature and are in addition to any other rights afforded by law.


. Military Termination. In the event, the Tenant is, or hereafter becomes, a member of the United States Armed Forces on extended active duty and hereafter the Tenant receives permanent change of station orders to depart from the area where the Property is located, or is relieved from active duty, retires or separates from the military, or is ordered into military housing, then in any of these events, the Tenant may terminate this lease upon giving thirty (30) days written notice to the Landlord. The Tenant will also provide to the Landlord a copy of the official orders or a letter signed by the Tenant's commanding officer, reflecting the change, which warrants termination under this provision. The Tenant will pay prorated rent for any days (he/she) occupy the dwelling past the first day of the month. Any security deposit will be promptly returned to the Tenant, provided there are no damages to the Property.


. Condition of Property. Tenant stipulates, represents and warrants that Tenant has examined the Property, and that it is at the time of this Agreement in good order, repair, and in a safe, clean and tenantable condition.


. Alterations and Improvements. Tenant will make no alterations to the buildings or improvements to the Property or construct any building or make any other improvements on the Property without the prior written consent of Landlord. Any and all alterations, changes, and/or improvements built, constructed or placed on the Property by Tenant will, unless otherwise provided by written agreement between Landlord and Tenant, be and become the property of Landlord and remain on the Property at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.


. Hazardous Materials. Tenant will not keep on the Property any item of a dangerous, flammable or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or explosion on the Property or that might be considered hazardous or extra hazardous by any responsible insurance company.


. Damage to Property. If the Property is damaged or destroyed as to render it uninhabitable, then either Landlord or Tenant will have the right to terminate this Agreement as of the date on which such damage occurs, through written notice to the other party to be given within 20 days of occurrence of such damage. However, if such damage should occur as the result of the conduct or negligence of Tenants or Tenants' guests or invitees, Landlord will have the right to termination and Tenants will be responsible for all losses, including, but not limited to, damage and repair costs as well as loss of rental income.


. Landlord Access to Property. Landlord and Landlord's agents will have the right at all reasonable times during the term of this Agreement and any renewal thereof to enter the Property for the purpose of inspecting the Property and all buildings and improvements thereon. Tenant will make the Property available to Landlord or Landlord's agents for the purposes of making repairs or improvements, or to supply agreed services or show the Property to prospective buyers or tenants, or in case of emergency. Except in case of emergency, Landlord will give Tenant reasonable notice of intent to enter. For these purposes, twenty four (24) hour written notice will be deemed reasonable.


. Indemnity Regarding Use of Property. To the extent permitted by law, Tenant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Landlord from and against any and all losses, claims, liabilities, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, if any, which Landlord may suffer or incur in connection with Tenant's possession, use or misuse of the Property, except Landlord's act or negligence. Tenant hereby expressly releases Landlord and/or agent from any and all liability for loss or damage to Tenant's property or effects whether on the Property, garage, storerooms or any other location in or about the Property, arising out of any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to rain, plumbing leakage, fire or theft, except in the case that such damage has been adjudged to be the result of the gross negligence of Landlord, Landlord's employees, heirs, successors, assignees and/or agents.


. Accommodation. Landlord agrees to and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal housing opportunities. To ensure compliance, Landlord will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or a tenant, unless undue hardship would result. It is the applicant or tenant's responsibility to make Landlord aware of any required accommodation. In writing, the individual with the disability should specify the nature and effect of the disability and any accommodation he or she needs. If after thoughtful consideration and evaluation, the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, Landlord will make the accommodation. Landlord reserves the right to require appropriate medical verification of the disability.


. Compliance with Regulations. Tenant will promptly comply with all laws, ordinances, requirements and regulations of the federal, state, county, municipal and other authorities, and the fire insurance underwriters. However, Tenant will not by this provision be required to make alterations to the exterior of the building or alterations of a structural nature.


. Mechanics Liens. Neither Tenant nor anyone claiming through the Tenant will have the right to file mechanics liens or any other kind of lien on the Property and the filing of this Agreement constitutes notice that such liens are invalid. Further, Tenant agrees to (1) give actual advance notice to any contractors, subcontractors or suppliers of goods, labor, or services that such liens will not be valid, and (2) take whatever additional steps that are necessary in order to keep the Property free of all liens resulting from construction done by or for the Tenant.


. Subordination of Lease. This Agreement is subordinate to any mortgage that now exists, or may be given later by Landlord, with respect to the Property.


. Assignment and Subletting.


. Habitability. Tenant has inspected the Premises and fixtures (or has had the Premises inspected on behalf of Tenant), and acknowledges that the Premises are in a reasonable and acceptable condition of habitability for their intended use, and the agreed lease payments are fair and reasonable. The Colorado Warranty of Habitability Law obliges the Landlord to substantially meet the following statutory requirements:

The Premises must have a waterproof and weather protected roof and exterior walls maintained in good working order, including unbroken doors and windows;

The Premises must have water and gas plumbing, maintained in good working order, and which conformed to the law at time of installation;

The Premises must have running water and reasonable amounts of hot water, connected through a legally approved sewage disposal system;

The Premises must have a functional heating system, maintained in good working order, and which conformed to the law at time of installation;

The Premises must have electric lighting, with all wiring and electrical equipment in good working order, and which conformed to the law at the time of installation;

The Premises' common areas under the control of the Landlord must be kept reasonably clean, sanitary and free of accumulated debris, filth and garbage as well as have sufficient extermination in response to vermin or rodent infestations;

The Premises must have appropriate extermination in response to vermin or rodents;

The Premises must have sufficient exterior receptacles for refuse or trash, in good working order;

The Premises' stairs, hallways and floors must be maintained in good repair;

All of the Premises' locks on exterior doors and locks or security mechanisms on windows designed must be in good working order; and

The Premises must comply with all applicable building, housing and health codes which, if violated, would constitute a condition that is dangerous or hazardous to the Tenant's or Tenants' life, health, or safety.


. Notice. Notice under this Agreement will not be deemed valid unless given or served in writing and forwarded by mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the party at the appropriate address set forth below. Such addresses may be changed from time to time by either party by providing notice as set forth below. Notices mailed in accordance with these provisions will be deemed received on the third day after posting.




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, , Colorado


Such addresses may be changed from time to time by any party by providing notice as set forth above.


Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation for the State of Colorado. If mediation is not successful in resolving the entire dispute or is unavailable, any outstanding issues will be submitted to final and binding arbitration in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. The arbitrator's award will be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction within the State of Colorado.

. Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed, construed and interpreted by, through and under the Laws of the State of Colorado.


. Waiver and Severability. The failure of either party to enforce any provisions of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof will, for any reason and to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, neither the remainder of this Agreement nor the application of the provision to other persons, entities or circumstances will be affected thereby, but instead will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.


. Time of Essence. Time is of the essence with respect to the execution of this Lease Agreement.


. Estoppel Certificate. Tenant will execute and return a tenant estoppel certificate delivered to Tenant by Landlord or Landlord's agent within three (3) days after its receipt. Failure to comply with this requirement will be deemed Tenant's acknowledgment that the estoppel certificate is true and correct, and may be relied upon by a lender or purchaser.


. Entire Agreement. This document constitutes the entire Agreement between the Tenant and Landlord. This Agreement cannot be modified except in writing and must be signed by all parties. Neither Landlord nor Tenant have made any promises or representations, other than those set forth in this Agreement and those implied by law. The failure of Tenant or its guests or invitees to comply with any term of this Agreement is grounds for termination of the tenancy, with appropriate notice to Tenants and procedures as required by law.


. Application. Tenant represents and warrants that all statements in Tenant's rental application are accurate. Any misrepresentations will be considered a material breach of this Agreement and may subject Tenant to eviction. Tenant authorizes Landlord and any broker to obtain Tenant's credit report periodically during the tenancy in connection with the modification or enforcement of this Lease. Landlord reserves the right to terminate this Agreement (i) before occupancy begins, (ii) upon disapproval of the credit report(s), or (iii) at any time, upon discovering that information in Tenant's application is false.


. Binding Effect. The provisions of this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of parties and their respective legal representatives, successors and assigns.







Tenant   Landlord






IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Landlord and Tenant have executed this Agreement in the manner prescribed by law as of the Effective Date.






By: Date:






By: Date:



Lease Agreement

Inspection Checklist


Address:  , , Colorado


Tenant has inspected the Property and states that the Property is in satisfactory condition, free of defects, except as noted below:


Satisfactory  Comments




Cupboards _______ ____________________________________

Floor ceiling _______ ____________________________________

Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________

Counter surfaces _______ ____________________________________

Stove and oven _______ ____________________________________

Refrigerator _______ ____________________________________

Garbage disposal _______ ____________________________________

Windows _______ ____________________________________

Doors _______ ____________________________________

Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________


Living Room


Floor covering _______ ____________________________________

Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________

Windows _______ ____________________________________

Doors _______ ____________________________________

Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________


Hallways or Other Areas


Floor covering _______ ____________________________________

Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________

Closets _______ ____________________________________

Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

Furnace _______ ____________________________________

Air conditioner _______ ____________________________________

Patio or deck _______ ____________________________________

Yard _______ ____________________________________

Other (specify) _______ ____________________________________




By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________


Acknowledged by Landlord:


By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________


(i) __X__ Known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards are present in the housing (explain):

(i) _____ Landlord has provided the Tenant with all available records and reports pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing (list documents): ______________________________________________


(ii)__X__ Landlord has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.

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Colorado Lease Agreement FAQs

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  • Is this Colorado Rental Contract legally binding?

    As with any other legal agreement, Colorado Rental Agreements are not legally binding until all parties have signed. This customized document from Rocket Lawyer offers much more than a blank Colorado Lease Agreement template that you might find elsewhere. When you build your Colorado Rental Contract on Rocket Lawyer, you will have the option to access Document Defense® for your contract, which enables an attorney to help you demand payment or enforce your rights.

  • Do landlords need to create Colorado Rental Agreements?

    Whether your property is new or many years old, it's crucial to keep track of all tenancies with a lease. These benefits might inform your decision-making:

    • The length of the tenancy is established
    • The landlord and tenant(s) understand the scope of their responsibilities
    • Everyone knows when rent payments are expected

    In the end, if you choose not to use this document, you might not get to enjoy any of the associated benefits and protections. In addition, if your lease will last longer than 12 months, Colorado law requires that the agreement be documented in writing.

  • How is a Lease Agreement template for Colorado typically structured?

    The basic details that you will need to cover in your Colorado Lease Agreement are:

    • The location and description of your property
    • The full name of each lessee
    • What rent and other fees will be charged
    • What the duration of the tenancy is
    • What services or utilities are included

    As usual, your agreement from Rocket Lawyer also contains language related to rules related to overdue rent, smoking and/or narcotics, animals, guests, and moving out before the rental period ends. During the process of making your rental contract, you also will be able to include more details about insurance requirements, maintenance procedures, and furnishings. Using the Rocket Lawyer document tool, you are able to make further adjustments and edits, as necessary.

  • Where can I get a custom Colorado Rental Agreement online?

    If you have decided to draft this document with Rocket Lawyer, please use the instructions that are presented. Our step-by-step interview will guide you through a few questions about your situation to help us produce your Colorado Lease Agreement. Once you have generated your Colorado Rental Agreement, you may also consider sending your drafted document for review by an Rocket Lawyer network attorney. This route is often going to be notably less expensive than finding and working with a traditional attorney at a cost totaling anywhere between hundreds of dollars to thousands.

  • Am I required to do anything else after I have drafted my Colorado Lease Agreement?

    In order to make this agreement truly legal, you and your tenant must sign it. You can sign electronically by means of RocketSign®. Make sure that everyone has a copy of your final agreement. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you also will be able to print out, copy, and/or download it in PDF format or as a Word file as needed. You may also wish to check out the other real estate documents in our library.

  • How will Colorado rental laws affect my lease contract?

    Laws often evolve over time. If you've got any particular doubts or hesitations related to Colorado rental laws, you can connect with an attorney today. Finding a lawyer to comment on your document could be time-consuming and relatively expensive. Some attorneys may not even agree to review rental contracts that they didn't work on. In the event that a lawyer does decide to help you, they would still charge their standard fees for doing it. A more cost-effective option would be through the Rocket Lawyer attorney network. When you sign up for a Premium membership, you can have your documents looked at by an Rocket Lawyer network attorney with experience in landlord-tenant matters. Whether you create another Colorado Rental Contract or other documents from our library, we'll be here to support you.

  • Is Colorado a landlord-friendly state?

    The answer to this question could depend on your specific needs; but, no matter where you are, there are several factors to consider when making the decision to rent out property. These include the following: property taxes, the extent of tenants' rights, mandatory disclosures, restrictions on deposits and/or rent, and, finally, how challenging it might be to evict a tenant if there are issues. This being said, as Colorado is home to institutions like the University of Denver, the University of Colorado, and the Colorado School of Mines in addition to tourist destinations like Mesa Verde National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, there is no lack of potential visitors and tenants if your rental property is close to them.

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