April 9, 2019

Denver, CO – Yesterday, the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee voted 4-to-1 to advance HB19-1118, Time Period to Cure Lease Violations, a bill sponsored by Senator Angela Williams (D-Denver) that would increase the amount of time a tenant has to cure a lease violation before their landlord terminates the lease. The bill now heads to the Committee of the Whole for consideration.

“The cost of living continues to climb and more hardworking Colorado families are struggling to make ends meet. No one should have to choose between paying for a prescription, putting food on the table, or making rent,” said Senator Williams. “This bill will protect renters by extending the grace period for minimal lease violations, giving tenants a longer period of time to resolve any issues before a landlord seeks eviction.”

Landlords are currently required to provide a tenant three days to cure a violation for unpaid rent or any other condition of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation, before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings. Existing law also requires three days’ notice prior to a tenancy being terminated for a subsequent violation of a condition or covenant of a lease agreement.

HB19-1118 would increase the amount of time required to cure a violation for unpaid rent from three to 10 days before the landlord can terminate the lease and initiate eviction proceedings. The increase would also impact that amount of time to cure a first violation of any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation.

For more information on HB19-1118, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1118.