Written Leases

Be alert to clauses in a written lease that require the tenant to give up certain rights:

  • A clause that would allow the landlord to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent without a three day notice. Colorado law requires a three day notice; either the tenant or landlord cannot waive three day notices
  • Requirement that the tenant give up the security deposit automatically
  • A statement that the tenant will not hold the landlord responsible for anything, including the landlord’s acts of gross negligence
  • A provision allowing the landlord to evict the tenant and sell the tenant’s property without going through the court process
  • A waiver of the right to appeal a trail court’s decision