Denver Renters Resources Decoded
With amazing green spaces, cultural centers and schools, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s no surprise that Denver’s population growth continues at a steady rate. As the city grows, so does the average rent—a typical two-bedroom apartment costs about $1,286 per month, according to Rent Jungle.
If you’re looking to renew your lease or sign a new one, it’s important to know your options and your rights as a tenant. We’ve collected some Denver renter resources so you can be equipped to find the best place for you.
During the rental application process, a landlord mayask prospective tenants about their employment, earnings and pay schedule, according to the Colorado Renter’s Guide.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development breaks down tenants rights and laws for the entire state of Colorado. On this site, you can find links to the Colorado Landlord Tenant Law, the Colorado Renter’s Guide and local programs that can help solve disputes or answer questions.
If a landlord decides to keep any of the security deposit, he or she must provide the tenant a written statement listing the exact reasons and charges within one month after the tenant leaves the premises, unless otherwise stated in the lease, according to the Colorado Bar Association.
The Colorado Bar Association helps to answer questions like “What is my landlord’s obligation to maintain my house or apartment?” or “What do I need to do to get back my security deposit?” If you find legal terms confusing, this site is easy to decipher and is helpful in getting the answers you’re looking for.
Three main Denver agencies offer programs to assist with monthly rent and/or security deposits.
The Denver Office of Economic Development lays out the affordable renting housing links should you need them, including the contact information for Community Housing Services, Inc., Denver Department of Human Services, and Denver Housing Authority.
Denver’s seven-county metro area boasts nearly 100,000 apartment units at complexes across the area, according to the Denver Relocation Guide.
The Denver Relocation Guide is just what it’s called; it’s a thorough guide to moving to the city. It’s packed with interesting city-specific articles, along with information about local schools, housing and getting settled. The site is chock full of articles covering topics such as renting in Denver and information about Denver public schools.
One local business offers to connect renters with their ideal rental property for free.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Craigslist, the Apartment Guyz offer to scour rental listings for you. After filling out a profile and noting preferences for your perfect rental, they send listings your way . The service is free for renters because the company gets paid by landlords to fill vacancies.
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