Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals are a big topic for independent rental owners and property managers these days.  We field numerous calls on the topic each week. Fair Housing laws, unlike the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which covers places open...

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COVID-19 Multi Family Resources

Resources for Multi Family We have been getting questions about multi-family communities and COVID-19 so I wanted to provide some resources for our multi-family members: National Multifamily Housing Council COVID-19 Preparedness for Apartment Firms CDC...

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Rent Control

Conversations about rent control have been coming up again in Colorado, most recently at the Colorado legislature.   This is a reflection of rising prices and scarcity of housing in certain markets.  Politicians and citizens alike are looking for ways...

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Warranty of Habitability

Every lease agreement carries with it an implied warranty of habitability.  That is, the landlord warrants to the tenant that the premises leased to the tenant for the purpose of habitation is in fact suitable for human habitation.  This does not need...

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SmartRegs

SmartRegs is a program through the City of Boulder that requires rental property owners to have a certain level of energy efficiency in their property.  It was implemented in 2011 and all licensed rental properties had to comply by Dec. 31, 2018. If...

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Dark Sky Ordinance

The city of Boulder originally passed this ordinance in 2003 with a compliance deadline of June 2018.  Any property that has gotten a building permit since then most likely has complied but staff understood that there were significant properties not...

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