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Thank you for choosing Just Answer. While usually the biggest difference between a boarder (hotel guest) and a tenant is that a hotel guest can be removed with police officer assistance at the request of the owner, while a tenant can only be removed after court action, I am not sure where your situation falls.
If the police officers are unable to assist you with these individuals as hotel guests or boarders (i.e. help you remove them from the property as boarders (and not tenants), you will need to go forward with an eviction proceeding.
If you are forced to go forward with an eviction, here is a link to a website with information regarding unlawful detainer actions and notice requirements in Colorado that may be of assistance if you are forced to proceed in this manner.
If you have further questions, or if this does not clarify the situation at all, please do not hesitate to ask.
That was not a very satisfying answer. The issue of whether someone is a boarder or a tenant was not the focus of my question. What I wanted to know is how long a visitor has to stay in your home in order to claim they are a tenant (with legal precedent). If there is no set time period, then what circumstances would need to be present for them to be considered a tenant rather than a guest?
The police officer that came over said "about a week." Is Colorado law more definite on the time frame?
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