Colorado Month to Month Rental Agreement Template

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The Colorado Month-to-Month Lease Agreement is a contract form when a Landlord has opted to give the Tenant an opportunity to have the security of a lease without the long-term obligation. While this may seem of benefit only to a Tenant, this type of arrangement may also serve the Landlord well. For instance, they may have a property that is difficult to rent or would like to give a prospective tenant with bad credit a chance (obviously believing it will work out for the best). Some Landlords may even prefer this type of arrangement as it has the potential to help them avoid being stuck with troublesome tenants for a long period of time. Conversely, Tenants entering residential agreement as flexible as a month-to-month will also enjoy the benefits of having their rights as a Tenant protected without a long-term commitment involved.

Notice Required According to § 13-40-107

  • A tenancy for one year or longer, three months;
  • A tenancy of six months or longer but less than a year, one month;
  • A tenancy of one month or longer but less than six months, ten days;
  • A tenancy of one week or longer but less than one month, or a tenancy at will, three days;
  • A tenancy for less than one week, one day.

This type of agreement will hold each party, Landlord and Tenant, responsible to their roles as defined by the document and the law for the month it is in effect. When the month is over it will automatically renew thereby affording each party continued protection by holding the other to his/her responsibilities. It should be noted, that Colorado State Law will require that thirty days’ notice be given when either party has decided to terminate the agreement.

How to Write

Step 1 – The first section will provide party definitions for the contract. Enter the Owner, Landlord, or Agent’s full name on the first available line then enter the Tenant or Resident’s name in the second available space.

Step 2 – Enter the Name, address, and phone number of the Owner on the next available area (under the word ‘owner’).

Step 3 – Enter the full name, address, and phone number of the Agent authorized to rent this property in the next area.

Step 4 – Section 2 will define the property being leased. Under “Leased Premises” enter the street Address, Unit Number, and city on the first line. The next area will allow a further description of anything included with renting the premises (i.e. storage area).

Step 5 – The “Term” section will require the first day of the month enter the time, day, month, and year when it shall take effect to be entered.

Step 6 – The “Rent” section requires several pieces of information. In the first paragraph of this section, the prorated monthly rent amount (if the move in does not occur on the first of the month) and the date the lease commences must be entered. Then enter the full amount due per month and the day it is due. Finally, enter the date the lease commences and the number of days’ notice required before a rent increase takes effect. In the second paragraph, enter the penalty amount imposed on the tenant if a rent check bounces.

Step 7 – In Item 5, enter the address of the Owner/Agent who may receive notices from the Tenant regarding the agreement or the property being rented.

Step 8 – The sixth item, “Security Deposit,” must have the security amount entered in paragraph A. Paragraph B will also require the full security amount if the Resident will be making partial payments.

Step 9 – “Occupancy & Guests” will define the Tenant’s limit when it comes to houseguests. Here, enter the maximum number of people allowed to stay with the Tenant and the maximum amount of days per month this will be allowed.

Step 10 – The “Utilities” section will require that additional expenditures regarding the maintenance of a residence be checked off. If there are additional responsibilities, check the “Other” box and enter them in the space provided. If the Landlord and Tenant have a utilities agreement that allows for a delay of more than three days in setting up utilities, enter the terms in the space provided.

Step 11 – In Item 17, enter the name of the city whose housing code applies to the property. Then in the second paragraph, check the box indicating which party shall be responsible for repair payments.

Step 12 – If “Outside Maintenance” is required check applicable boxes in Item 19 for the tasks the Tenant will be responsible for. If there are additional responsibilities there will be a space provided next to “Other” (make sure to check the box if it applies).

Step 13 – Enter any parking details, if parking is available for the Tenant’s vehicle. There will be a space provided for this in Item 22 (“Parking”)

Step 14 – The final section requiring attention will be Item 30, “Signatures/Amendment of Lease.” First, enter the date of the agreement signing. Then the Owner must sign and print his/her name. Finally, the Resident (Tenant) must sign and print his/her name.