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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