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Boulder Area Rental Housing Association

BARHA is the premier advocate and information source for residential rental property owners and related business service professionals.

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BARHA in the Community

5/16/19 – Don’t Miss This GREAT Event!

Our team will be helping in the food pantryat the Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder. EFAA will have received thousands of pounds of various donations from the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive the weekend before and we’ll be sorting, organizing and stocking items.

Click here: Membership Directory- VENDORS to view the Vendor Section of our new 2018 Membership Directory


Current News

Interest Rate on Tenant Security Deposits Increased to 0.75 percent for 2019

The City of Boulder has calculated the interest rate for tenant security deposits for the 2019 calendar year to be 0.75 percent, up from 0.16 percent. The new rate is effective Sunday, Jan. 1, 2019, and is the highest rate since 2009.

The tenant security deposit interest rate is recalculated each year in accordance with Ordinance 7320, which was adopted on Feb. 17, 2004. The rate is the average of the one-year certificate of deposit from the top three financial institutions in Boulder, based on market share data as of Dec. 15, 2018.


The computation formula of the interest due for residential security deposits in the City of Boulder is:  Multiply the entire amount of the security deposit by the appropriate multiplier for that year, divide that number by 12 to obtain a monthly % amount due, and then multiply that monthly number by the number of months the deposit was in the landlord’s possession, including the 30 or 60 days after the end of the lease. The rate in effect at lease signing is in effect for that lease period, until termination or renewal for another period. Month to month leases are considered renewed each month, so the interest rate due will change on the first of every calendar year for month to month leases.  If you would like to see the interest rates for the last several years check out our newsletter!



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    “BARHA is the most valuable organization Landlords and Agents have in the Boulder area. The representation it has afforded my company has saved thousands of dollars in legal fees alone!”

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    “BARHA has been a great way to meet and develop relationships and at the same time, find out what is going on in our community. I find out more info at these meetings than is available at any other source.”

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    “As an out of city owner, my BARHA newsletter has been an invaluable resource to keep me abreast of events, new laws, hot topics, etc. in the City. Just keeping up with the new laws alone is a problem when you don’t live in the City. I have no doubt that what I’ve learned from BARHA has kept me and my properties out of trouble!”

    8 Units Owner
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