Eviction Attorney in Boulder | Boulder Eviction Lawyer
As a Boulder eviction attorney, an acute understanding of the law, an eye for detail, and broad experience are necessary to be able to identify and resolve the dizzying variety of complex, often archaic legal issues that may come up in any given real estate transaction, dispute, or lawsuit.
The procedural requirements, grounds, execution process, and appeal process for Colorado evictions are found in the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. C.R.S. §§ 13-40-101 through -123. Eviction actions are commonly called “F.E.D” actions.
In Colorado, evictions are permitted “for cause” or “without cause.” When a landlord claims that cause exists to terminate a tenancy, any of the 11 reasons listed in C.R.S. § 13-40-104 can be invoked. By far the two most common reasons are non-payment of rent and violation of a condition of the tenancy. A landlord also has the option of terminating a tenancy for no cause with a “notice to quit” served on a tenant at the end of a lease or at will tenancy term if no lease is in place.
Because the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act supersedes Colorado common law, procedures for the termination of tenancies must be strictly complied with. If a landlord does not strictly comply with the eviction statutes the tenant cannot lawfully be evicted and the landlord may be liable for damages stemming from a wrongful eviction.
Under no circumstances does Colorado law allow a landlord to use “self-help” measures to forcibly remove a tenant from a dwelling unit. Only by exactly following the prescribed court process can a landlord invoke the power of the state to remove a tenant from his/her rental unit. If you are a residential or commercial landlord in need of an eviction attorney in Boulder to assist you in complying with the procedures required in the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, contact Newell Law today to set up an appointment to discuss your case.
If you are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute that may lead to an eviction or are already involved in an eviction action, and are looking for an Eviction Attorney in Boulder with a results oriented, cost-effective approach tailored to your matter’s specific needs, contact Newell Law. We have the experience and knowledge to achieve the best results possible for your case.