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Renter's Rights & Tenant Laws

Students who are renting should be aware that they have specific rights and responsibilities in the process. The following resources provide tips and information for individuals to consider prior to entering into a lease in Colorado. Here's a handout with some additional information on rights and responsibilities: Renters Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights

Source: (Colorado Housing Connects, 2017 & University of Denver)

  • Right to be treated fairly and equitably when applying to, living in, and vacating a residence.

  • Right to be given notice before a rental property owner/manager enters (except in cases of emergency). Typically 24 hours notice prior to entry

  • Right to a written notice from property manager prior to any changes to the cost of rent.

  • Right to the return of any unused security deposit collected within 30 days of vacating the property.

  • Right to written requests to a prompt response to repair requests.

If you need additional help you can call the Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-844-926-6632.

Tenant Laws

Here are additional informational links and guidelines: