Kudos to Taylour Nelson for her highly informative article on
tenants’ (and landlords’) rights and responsibilities in the Oct.
23 issue of The Collegian. Scary, especially during this Halloween
week, was one particular landlord’s reply to it. I’ll address just
two of the issues he raised so that there is no remaining confusion
as to the requirements of C.R.S. 38-12-103, the security deposit
statute. Under no circumstances can landlords increase the 60-day
maximum deadline – it may be shorter, depending on an individual’s
lease – for returning either the security deposit or an itemized
list of deductions from it.
Furthermore, no tenant is required to leave a forwarding address
with her landlord for the return of her security deposit, no matter
what her lease states (although she’d be wise to leave one with the
post office). Problems? Please come see us.
Kevin Daley, Director
Student Legal Services