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Landlord Legislation in Colorado

Below is a list of laws for landlords in Colorado. New resources, bills and articles are updated daily. You can also type in a Bill Number or Keyword in the search bar to find additional details on laws.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning the ability of local governments to promote the development of new affordable housing units pursuant to their existing authority to regulate land use within their territorial boundaries.
Sponsors

Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Susan Lontine Julie Gonzales Robert Rodriguez Cathy Kipp Michael Weissman

Last Action
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
View Details

https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2021-hb1117/

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning protections for residential tenants related to actions by landlords.
Sponsors

Dominique Jackson Iman Jodeh Julie Gonzales Yadira Caraveo Emily Sirota Michael Weissman Tammy Story

Last Action
Introduced In House – Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
View Details

https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2021-hb1121/

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning rights related to residential rental agreements.
Sponsors

Julie Gonzales Dominick Moreno Yadira Caraveo Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Stephen Fenberg Chris Kolker Brittany Pettersen Tammy Story Faith Winter Monica Duran Dominique Jackson Susan Lontine Dafna Michaelson Jenet Dylan Roberts Emily Sirota Steven Woodrow

Last Action
Introduced In Senate – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
View Details

https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2021-sb173/

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning bed bugs in residential premises, and, in connection therewith, establishing duties for landlords and tenants in addressing the presence of bed bugs.
Sponsors
Leslie Herod Robert Rodriguez
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1328/
Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning assistance for individuals facing a housing-related hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, transferring money received from the federal government pursuant to the “CARES Act” to the eviction legal defense fund and the housing development grant fund to provide such assistance and making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Thomas Exum Julie Gonzales Rachel Zenzinger
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1410/
Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning a prohibition on a landlord engaging in certain activities related to a tenant’s citizenship status.
Sponsors
Julie Gonzales Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
Last Action
House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb108/
Introduced Session

2018 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning modifications to the residential warranty of habitability for the purpose of protecting renters.
Sponsors
Dominique Jackson Dominick Moreno
Last Action
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2018-hb1397/
Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning the rental application process for prospective tenants.
Sponsors
Brianna Titone Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Brittany Pettersen
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1106/
Introduced Session

2020 First Special Session

Bill Summary
Concerning temporary assistance for individuals who are facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, creating the emergency direct assistance grant program; and transferring money to the emergency direct assistance grant program fund, and to the housing development grant fund, and to the eviction legal defense fund for this assistance; and making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Julie Gonzales Chris Holbert Thomas Exum Kerry Tipper
Last Action
Governor Signed
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb002/
Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning rights related to residential rental agreements.
Sponsors
Julie Gonzales Dominick Moreno Yadira Caraveo Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Stephen Fenberg Chris Kolker Brittany Pettersen Tammy Story Faith Winter Monica Duran Dominique Jackson Susan Lontine Dafna Michaelson Jenet Dylan Roberts Emily Sirota Steven Woodrow
Last Action
Introduced In Senate – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2021-sb173/
Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning a prohibition on a landlord engaging in certain activities related to a tenant’s citizenship status.
Sponsors
Julie Gonzales Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb224/
Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning restrictions on the fees charged by landlords.
Sponsors
Yadira Caraveo Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Julie Gonzales
Last Action
House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1141/
Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning funding the eviction legal defense fund with a filing fee.
Sponsors
Steven Woodrow Faith Winter Jessie Danielson
Last Action
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1405/
Introduced Session

2020 First Special Session

Bill Summary
Concerning income tax credits for lost rental payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors
Richard Holtorf
Last Action
House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1017/
Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Bill Summary
Concerning increasing tenant protections relating to the residential warranty of habitability.
Sponsors
Dominique Jackson Michael Weissman Angela Williams Jeff Bridges
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1170/

Below is a list of laws for landlords in Colorado. New resources, bills and articles are updated daily. You can also type in a Bill Number or Keyword in the search bar to find additional details on laws.

SB215 Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning measures to address the affordability of health insurance for Coloradans purchasing coverage on the individual market, and, in connection therewith, establishing an enterprise to administer a health insurance affordability fee assessed on certain health insurers and a special assessment on hospitals to fund measures to reduce consumer costs for individual health coverage plans.
Sponsors
Dominick Moreno Kerry Donovan Chris Kennedy Julie McCluskie
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb215/

HB1351 Local Government Authority Promote Affordable Housing Units

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the ability of local governments to promote the development of new affordable housing units pursuant to their existing authority to regulate land use within their territorial boundaries.
Sponsors
Susan Lontine Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Julie Gonzales Robert Rodriguez
Last Action
House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1351/

SB200 Implementation Of CO Colorado Secure Savings Program

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the implementation of the Colorado secure savings program to increase the amount of retirement savings by Colorado's private sector workers, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
Sponsors
Kerry Donovan Brittany Pettersen Tracy Kraft-Tharp KC Becker
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb200/

HB1085 Prevention Of Substance Use Disorders

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the prevention of substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Chris Kennedy Leslie Herod Faith Winter Kevin Priola
Last Action
Governor Vetoed
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1085/

HB1153 Colorado Partnership For Quality Jobs And Services Act

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the relationship between state employees and the state as their employer, and, in connection therewith, creating the "Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act", and making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Daneya Esgar Leroy Garcia Brittany Pettersen
Last Action
Governor Signed
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1153/

HB1073 County Commissioner Districts Gerrymandering

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the drawing of voting districts by county governments.
Sponsors
Chris Kennedy Colin Larson
Last Action
House Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - No Amendments
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1073/

SB013 Promote Innovative And Clean Energy Technologies

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning measures to facilitate the use of innovative energy technologies by investor-owned public utilities, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the public utilities commission to review and approve investor-owned utilities' applications for low-emission dispatchable and innovative energy technologies based on meeting specified criteria.
Sponsors
Robert Rodriguez
Last Action
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb013/

HB1180 Protect Pollinators Through Pesticide Regulation

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the protection of pollinators by restricting the use of certain pesticides.
Sponsors
Cathy Kipp Sonya Jaquez Lewis Rhonda Fields Kevin Priola
Last Action
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1180/

HB1084 Requirements For Dog And Cat Breeders And Sellers

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning requirements for persons who sell certain pet animals.
Sponsors
Monica Duran Mike Foote
Last Action
House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1084/

HB1230 Sunset Occupational Therapy Practice Act

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the continuation of the "Occupational Therapy Practice Act", and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
Sponsors
Jonathan Singer Colin Larson Rhonda Fields
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1230/

SB002 Housing And Direct COVID Emergency Assistance

Introduced Session

2020 First Special Session

Summary
Concerning temporary assistance for individuals who are facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, creating the emergency direct assistance grant program; and transferring money to the emergency direct assistance grant program fund, and to the housing development grant fund, and to the eviction legal defense fund for this assistance; and making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Julie Gonzales Chris Holbert Thomas Exum Kerry Tipper
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb002/

HB1009 Suppressing Court Records Of Eviction Proceedings

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning suppressing court records of eviction proceedings.
Sponsors
Dominique Jackson Faith Winter
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1009/

HB1405 Funding For Eviction Legal Defense Fund

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning funding the eviction legal defense fund with a filing fee.
Sponsors
Steven Woodrow Faith Winter Jessie Danielson
Last Action
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1405/

SB211 Limitations On Extraordinary Collection Actions

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning limitations on certain debt collection actions.
Sponsors
Faith Winter Julie Gonzales Leslie Herod
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-sb211/

HB1412 COVID-19 Utility Bill Payment-related Assistance

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning assistance for individuals unable to pay their utility bills due to economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, transferring money received from the federal government pursuant to the "CARES Act" to the energy outreach Colorado low-income energy assistance fund to provide such assistance.
Sponsors
Chris Kennedy Lisa Cutter Tammy Story Rachel Zenzinger
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1412/

HB1427 Cigarette Tobacco And Nicotine Products Tax

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the taxation of products that contain nicotine, and, in connection therewith, incrementally increasing the cigarette tax and the tobacco products tax; expanding both of these taxes to apply to sales to consumers from outside of the state; creating an inventory tax that applies when the cigarette tax increases; creating a minimum tax amount for moist snuff tobacco products; creating a tax on nicotine products that is equal to the total tax on tobacco products; establishing new rates for cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products that are modified risk tobacco products that are half of the statutory tax; referring a ballot issue for prior voter approval for the new and increased taxes; and allocating the new tax revenue.
Sponsors
Yadira Caraveo Julie McCluskie Rhonda Fields Dominick Moreno
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2020-hb1427/

HB1106 Rental Application Fees

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the rental application process for prospective tenants.
Sponsors
Brianna Titone Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Brittany Pettersen
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1106/

HB1170 Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning increasing tenant protections relating to the residential warranty of habitability.
Sponsors
Dominique Jackson Michael Weissman Angela Williams Jeff Bridges
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1170/

HB1328 Landlord And Tenant Duties Regarding Bed Bugs

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning bed bugs in residential premises, and, in connection therewith, establishing duties for landlords and tenants in addressing the presence of bed bugs.
Sponsors
Leslie Herod Robert Rodriguez
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1328/

HB1309 Mobile Home Park Act Oversight

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the regulation of mobile home parks, and, in connection therewith, granting counties the power to enact ordinances for mobile home parks, extending the time to move or sell a mobile home after eviction proceedings, creating the "Mobile Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program", and making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Edith Hooton Julie McCluskie Stephen Fenberg Pete Lee
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1309/

HB1118 Time Period To Cure Lease Violation

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.
Sponsors
Dominique Jackson Angela Williams
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1118/

SB180 Eviction Legal Defense Fund

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the creation of an eviction legal defense fund, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Sponsors
Faith Winter Julie McCluskie
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-sb180/

HB1198 Electric Vehicle Grant Fund

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the powers and duties of the electric vehicle grant fund.
Sponsors
Alex Valdez Donald Valdez Jeff Bridges Kevin Priola
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-hb1198/

SB120 Suppl Approp Dept Public Health & Environment

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of public health and environment.
Sponsors
Dominick Moreno Daneya Esgar
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-sb120/

SB090 Peer-to-peer Motor Vehicle Sharing Program

Introduced Session

2019 Regular Session

Summary
Concerning the operation of peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing businesses.
Sponsors
Ray Scott Matt Gray
Last Action
Governor Signed
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/co-2019-sb090/

Must-Know Colorado Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in Colorado, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding Colorado landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where Colorado landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires Colorado landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used.

It is required by Colorado landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, Colorado state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in Colorado law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

Colorado Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

It is common for Colorado landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Most Colorado landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more resources and guides here.

 

Understanding Colorado laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more resources and guides here.

 

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

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A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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