“Eviction” can be a scary word, especially if you are a tenant. Unfortunately, under the right circumstances, it can become a reality. If you are a Tenant, Landlord or Property Manager, you need to understand how the process works.
In the State of Colorado, there is a very specific process the needs to be followed in order to successfully execute an eviction. If you are a landlord, it is essential that you follow the steps not only in order but in the correct timeline. Here is a detailed look at both the steps and the timeline involved with an Eviction in the State of Colorado.
If on the other hand, you are a tenant that is facing eviction, it’s also important that you know what your rights are as well as what to expect. One of the best moves you can make is to reach out to the landlord before it ever reaches the point where eviction is even a consideration. Most landlords would rather work with a tenant than go through the process of replacing an existing tenant. There are of course exceptions, chronically late with the rent, using the property for illegal purposes or engaging in criminal activity are the type of tenants most landlords look to get rid of.
While the eviction process is not perfect, it is a system that gives protections to both sides but at the end of the day, there really are no winners in an eviction.