Service Animal Behavior
Just because the tenant is disabled and is housing a service animal does not necessarily excuse the animal from abiding by normal behavioral rules. There may be situations where the tenant’s disability prevents the tenant from causing the dog to behave well (a blind tenant cannot pick up after the dog – a deaf tenant may … Service Animal Behavior
Entry After a Tenant Death
After a tenant death, a landlord can only let authorized persons into the deceased tenant’s unit. If the landlord allows unauthorized persons to enter, the landlord is potentially liable for missing property. Proper authorization includes Letters Testamentary, a Small Estate Affidavit, a Power of Attorney, or the tenant’s lease identifies the person as an emergency … Entry After a Tenant Death
Don’t Limit Your Options-Promptly Evaluate And Respond To Tenant Security Deposit Demand Letters
Under Colorado landlord tenant law, the landlord has to account for a tenant’s security deposit when the tenant moves out. In apartment world, landlord’s accounting is commonly referred to as a SODA (statement of deposit account). If the tenant disagrees, a tenant has a right to dispute landlord’s SODA and sue the landlord for three times … Don’t Limit Your Options-Promptly Evaluate And Respond To Tenant Security Deposit Demand Letters
Photocopy of Military Identification Cards Is A No-No!
Federal regulations prohibit non-medical commercial establishments (which includes landlords) from photocopying military identification cards. The regulations are found in Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701 in the Federal Registry. The purpose of the regulation is to prevent the forgery of military identification cards. Some properties require the copying a photo ID for tenants and … Photocopy of Military Identification Cards Is A No-No!
Eviction Confusion Can Cost Time & Money
Evictions are not always cut and dry. Almost every eviction has to be supported by either a contractual or statutory notices. Unfortunately, failure to analyze when and what type of notice needs to be served can cost you time and money. For example, if you are required to give a thirty-day notice, serving a defective notice will cost you an … Eviction Confusion Can Cost Time & Money
Being Nice Can Cost You Money
Trying to be a nice person AND a landlord is not always the best policy. A problem normally arises when the nice person part of you convinces the landlord part of you to give a tenant a break and not collect late fees or eviction attorney fees when the tenant comes in to deliver their … Being Nice Can Cost You Money
Who Let The Dogs Out?
(Handling Assistance Animal Requests In An HOA) Some communities have covenants or other rules that ban all pets or certain types of animals, breeds, or animals over a certain weight. Yet, many disabled homeowners or residents ask for exceptions to such covenants, rules, or policies, stating that they need an animal, not as a pet, … Who Let The Dogs Out?
One Difficulty In Collecting HOA Assessments
When a homeowner stops paying assessments, the next logical step is sending the balance to collections. But what happens to collection efforts if the homeowner resides out of state? When a homeowner lives outside of Colorado, continuing collection efforts can become expensive and complicated. Some states allow out-of-state collectors to make phone calls and send … One Difficulty In Collecting HOA Assessments
The Confusion Of Normal Wear And Tear
Normal wear and tear is an illusive concept. One person’s wear and tear is another person’s damage. Colorado statute defines normal wear and tear as “deterioration which occurs, based upon the use for which the rental unit is intended, without negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse of the premises or equipment or chattels by the tenant … The Confusion Of Normal Wear And Tear
Drop-Box Thefts — Whose Money Was Taken
Thieves steal rent from rent drop boxes. When they do, clients call us with a host of questions. Did the resident pay their rent by depositing it into the drop box? Can I post the resident with a demand for rent or possession if the resident does not replace the stolen money order? Who bears … Drop-Box Thefts — Whose Money Was Taken