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In Colorado, escalating housing prices are well-documented. A lot of blame gets placed on investors buying houses for cash, making it harder for ordinary people to acquire their first home. However, the fundamental problem is simply a matter of economics – Colorado’s population is rising faster than new housing is built, and so prices go

On Friday April 19, 2024, Governor Polis signed HB24-1098, titled “Cause Required for Eviction of Residential Tenant.” This law concerns what happens at the end of a residential lease. Under prior law, not renewing the lease is a reliable way for landlords to end the relationship and evict a tenant if necessary. “Breaking up” is

On Monday, April 15, 2024, Governor Polis signed House Bill 24-1007 (HB 24-1007). This new law prohibits local governments from imposing occupancy limits on housing based on familial relationships.

To see the full act, click below:

2024a_1007_signed.pdf (colorado.gov)

Now, local governments in Colorado can only limit the occupancy of housing stock based on health and

I have a book from 2014. It is called “Colorado Landlord-Tenant Law From the Perspective of a Tenant Advocate,” by Manuel Ramos. It does a good job explaining the nuts and bolts of landlord-tenant law, or at least, it did. The book is quite out of date now, because the Colorado legislature has made a

As a real estate attorney, I try to monitor major land use issues that come up in Northern Colorado. In recent years, there has been an interesting trend – land use decisions by mob rule. What I mean by “mob rule” is action by the citizens of the municipality to nix land developments they don’t

A new bill this year in the Colorado legislature (House Bill 23-1068) appears to be a solution looking for a problem that will actually cause more problems. Here are the highlights of the bill:

  • Prohibits landlords from charging additional rent for pets.
  • Prohibits landlords from charging an additional damage deposit for pets.
  • Requires the Department
  • Colorado’s statutes regarding homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are a favorite subject for legislative action, and this year is no different. The legislature passed HB 22-1139 and HB 22-1137; they went into effect in August 2022. Both amend the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA), which was first adopted in 1992 and regulates HOAs in the state.

    Mount Lindsey (elevation 14,055 ft) lies on private property.

    Decades ago, the Colorado legislature passed the Colorado Recreational Use Statute (“CRUS”) with the goal of encouraging private landowners to allow recreational use of their land by limiting liability exposure. The statute shields landowners from liability for injured recreators except “for willful or malicious failure to