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Colorado Eviction Notice Forms | Process and Laws

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The Colorado Eviction Notice Forms may be utilized in the event that a tenant fails to pay rent when it is due or otherwise fails to abide by the terms of the lease. This form is called the Demand for Compliance or Right to Possession Notice. There is also a Termination Letter to provide notice to the tenant that the landlord intends to terminate a Month-to-Month Lease Agreement. If the landlord has provided the required notice and the tenant fails to respond, the landlord may institute an action in the County Court in which the property is located. The landlord must file a Complaint (JDF-99) and a Summons (CRCCP 1A) with the court and pay a filing fee. The tenant may reply to the complaint using the Answer Form.

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Types of Notices


10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment & Non-Compliance) – This form is used to provide notice to a tenant who is in violation of a lease. The tenant will have ten days to either comply with the terms of the lease as set forth in the notice or leave the premises.

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Month to Month Termination Letter – In accordance with Section 13-40-107, this form may be used when a landlord seeks to terminate a lease with the tenant. The landlord must comply with the notice requirement based on the amount of time the tenant has occupied the property.

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When is Rent Late?

Rent is due on the date specified in the lease agreement according to C.R.S. 13-40-104. A landlord may issue a notice requiring a 10-day opportunity to pay all back-rent or remove themselves from the premises.

How to Evict (Process)

The eviction process involves first notifying the tenant of the intent of the landlord and if the tenant does not comply, filing an action with the County Court where the property in question is located.

Step 1 – Provide requisite notice to the tenant. If the tenant is in violation of the lease, landlord may provide the 10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment & Non-Compliance). If the landlord seeks to terminate the lease, the landlord may provide a Month to Month Termination Letter in compliance with Section 13-40-107.

Step 2 – If the tenant fails to comply with the notice, landlord may file an action with the county court by filing the following documents and paying the requisite $97 fee:

Step 3 – The court will set a court date and then you must serve the filed forms on the tenant, also known as the defendant, using a civil process server. The service must be completed at least 7 days before the court date. The process server will provide an affidavit of service for the landlord to file with the court.

Step 4 – The Defendant may Answer the Complaint and the court will decide at the hearing who is entitled to possession and if there are any damages. If the Defendant (tenant) does not respond, the landlord may file the following documents in order to obtain a judgment:

Step 5 – If the tenant has not responded within 48 hours after judgment, landlord may file a Writ of Restitution to force the tenant to vacate.

How To Write (Notice To Quit)

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1 – Your Notice To Quit Paperwork Can Be Accessed Directly

The notice provided through this site will give you the ability to inform its Recipient that a current tenancy will terminate. This document can be utilized by either the Landlord (or Property Manager) or the current Tenant. Regardless of who is sending it, a third party known as the Delivery Agent will need to participate in this process. This notice can be saved to your machine in any of the three formats made available through the buttons presented with the preview image.

2 – This Document’s Intended Recipient And Concerned Premises Must Be Reported

The first line requiring your attention is placed just after the word “To” in the opening of this notice. Make sure the name of each Tenant and Subtenant currently on the premises is supplied to this area. Now, use the blank spaces in the first statement to define precisely where the property being discussed is located. The first blank space in this sentence requires the city furnished to it, the second requires the county where the property is located, while the fourth will require the Zip Code. The final two empty spaces of this sentence (following the words …Designated By The Street Address”) is reserved for the building number, street/road name, and (if applicable) unit number where one can physically access the property. Make sure this information is accurate before sending this document. 

 

3 – State The Terms Of This Paperwork

The terms of this paperwork will need to give a ten-day countdown that a rental agreement currently in effect will terminate. Thus, this paperwork must identify the concerned rental agreement. To this end, furnish the calendar day, month, and year of the agreement that will be terminated to the three blank spaces in the statement starting with the phrase “In Accordance…”

 

4 – Select The Reason For Sending This Notice

As the Landlord or the Property Manager, you must give the Tenant a reason for the demand to quit the premises. To quickly indicate this reason, you must check the appropriate checkbox statement from a choice of three.

If you require the Tenant to relinquish the property as a result of “Non-Payment” then check the first box under the heading “Non-Payment Of Rent & Non-Compliance.” Some additional items will be required to supplement the language in the corresponding statement. Begin by locating the first blank space then, reporting the name of an Agent authorized to receive payment (other than the Signature Party). In addition, you must produce the total dollar amount owed by the Tenant to the next two blank spaces. Finally, the unpaid rent amount must be furnished on the blank space before the words “Due From” and the date range of residency that remains unpaid must be recorded to the remaining blank spaces of this choice. If the Tenant(s) must vacate the property as a result “Non-Compliance” with the signed lease terms, then mark the second checkbox and recount the Tenant actions that violated the rental agreement on the blank line presented after the words “…The Violation Described As” If this tenancy is the result of a monthly lease agreement and will terminate according to those terms, then mark the first box under the heading “Lease Termination (Month-To-Month Tenancy).” This statement will require the calendar day, month, and the year when the month-to-month agreement will terminate supplied on the three blank spaces in this statement. Note: Take a moment to consult the information at the end of this statement. You must give the appropriate number of days’ notice based on how long the Tenant has leased the property. In the example below our Tenant has lived on the property for 10 months and will receive 3 months and will receive 21 days’ notice. The last option will not require the Landlord’s input, it is provided in case the Sender of this paperwork is a month-to-month Tenant who intends to terminate the current leasing arrangement. If so, then leave all the preceding statements blank and mark the checkbox corresponding to the words “I AM Your Tenant,” then list the calendar date of termination in this sentence using the blank spaces provided. Make sure you adhere to the law regarding how much notice you are giving by consulting the last portion of this statement. Finally, as the Landlord or Property Manager, you must sign the blank line “Landlord/Agent Signature” just above the “Certificate Of Service” section.  If you are a Tenant, then remove cross out then delete the words “Landlord/Agent Signature” just before the signature line and sign your name on this line.

5 – Proof From The Delivery Agent Is Necessary To Finalize This Notice

The “Certificate Of Service” section of this paperwork will require the participation of the Delivery Agent to complete. This is the only entity that can successfully satisfy the requirements of this section and therefore the only one who can fill it out then return it. When it has been returned make sure the first statement contains the calendar date when the above notice was delivered across the three blank spaces it contains. Next, make sure the name of the individual who was served the above notice by the Delivery Agent has been filled out on the blank space after the words “I Served This Notice To…” In addition to the above items, make sure one of the three checkbox statements have been marked by the Delivery Agent. His or her choice will explain how the Recipient above was served this notice. In the example below, the Delivery Agent served this notice directly to the intended Recipient. The notice paperwork above will only be considered successfully delivered to the Tenant if the “Certificate Of Service” items have been supplied and the Delivery Agent has signed the “Signature” line.

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