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  • Leases - General Information

    Covers the following: 1) What is a lease? 2) What to watch out for in a lease. 3) What a month-to-month tenancy is. 4) When the Landlord is allowed to raise the rent, how often, and what to do if you don't agree with the increase/ 5) What you should do when you move in. 6) What you should do while you are living in the property. 7) What you should do when you move out. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Breaking a Lease - What You Need to Know

    Your responsibilities when breaking a lease. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Renter's Kit

    If you know your rights, apartment hunting doesn't have to be a hassle. This site has information about your rights and responsibilities, budgeting, where to receive housing assistance and counseling, and more. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Request that the Court Waive Your Filing Fees

    This links to the instructions and forms on the Colorado Judicial (courts) site regarding how to complete the information you need to ask the courts to waive your filing fees. Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Rights as a Tenant After Job Ends with Landlord

    This information will help you figure out what to do if you receive your housing as partial compensation for your job, but then your job ends. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Renting and Security Deposits

    This site includes information about return of the deposit, retrieving unreturned deposits, filing in the small claims courts and filing a simplified civil action in county court. Content Detail

    By:
    Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
  • Security Deposit audio presentation

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    Colorado Legal Services - Denver, CO
  • Security Deposits - Information for Renters

    Important steps to take when moving in, moving out, retrieving deposits from landlords, how to file in small claims court and how to file a civil action suit. Note - some links go to .pdf files. You need Adobe Reader to open these files. Go to adobe.com to get a free copy. (Currently the format of the Spanish version is different but has the same information.) Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • A Chance to Talk with an Attorney

    Please read the below for more information. Read More

    By:
    Alpine Legal Services
  • Can a Landlord Take a Tenant's Property?

    Information about landlord liens against tenant's personal property. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Landlords and Lockouts

    What is a lockout and can a landlord lock you out of your rental unit? What can you do if you have been locked out? Can you break the locks if you have been locked out? This resource answers those questions plus includes links to more information. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Landlord/Tenant Handbook

    This handbook has information on lease agreements, security damages/deposits, repairs/maintenance and evictions. Content Detail

    By:
    City of Longmont
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    If you have a legal dispute, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) may be able to help. This link will take you to their homepage. The ODR exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Talk with a Lawyer on Law Line 9

    An advice line providing brief direction on legal problems. Read More

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    Channel 9 News in Denver, Colorado