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  • Breaking a Lease - What You Need to Know

    Your responsibilities when breaking a lease. Read More

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    Colorado 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
  • Colorado Courts at a Glance

    Provides an overview of Colorado's state courts and the justice system in order to help you better understand how the courts function and what rights you have in the courts. Content Detail

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    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Court Fees

    Filing fees and costs in Colorado state courts. Content Detail

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    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Eviction - Questions and Answers

    Includes - definition of an eviction; when a landlord can evict you; the eviction procedure; what your legal defenses may be and links to other helpful information on the web. 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
  • 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. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Tenant/Landlord Counseling

    Jeffco Action Center's Tenant / Landlord Counseling program offers call-in service concerning tenant or landlord rights and obligations under Colorado law. Experienced and qualified individuals provide free assistance to clients needing help on tenant landlord issues. Content Detail

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    Jeffco Action Center, Inc.
  • Know Your Rights as a Victim of Domestic Violence or Stalking In Colorado

    If you're a victim of domestic violence or stalking, you may have questions about your rights. This fact sheet explains your rights as an employee, a debtor, and a tenant who has been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, and provides a sample letter to send to a landlord if you need to leave your residence because of domestic violence. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Landlords and Tenants - Evictions, Leases and More

    Scroll down on the webpage to find the eviction information. Content Detail

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    Office of the Sheriff, Eagle County
  • Landlord Tenant Information

    This site provides information about what can be done to set up a good landlord/tenant relationship. (Click on the website, then click on 'Landlord/Tenant Info' on the left side of the page.) Content Detail

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    Office of the Sheriff, Eagle County Colorado
  • 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