I am struggling with this website. Hopefully you have access to the previous answer, but I will copy my original question below.
A clearer question would be: this application clearly states that if the prospective tenant changes their mind and decides not to rent my property that I can keep their deposit. If they sign this, is there any reason that I would not be able to keep it? Does something else come into play other than the black and white text of the agreement?ORIGINAL INFORMATION:
Is there anything in the first paragraph...
Is there anything in the first paragraph of this section of my rental application
that does not conform in any way to Colorado law? I did download it from a website of Colorado legal documents. If, after filling out the rest of this application and giving me the deposit, someone sends me a notesaying that they have found a place that they prefer and will be renting that, can I legally keep the deposit. I had already informed other applicants that the unit was rented and pulled the advertisements for rental.
ThanksI, hereby agree to lease from Jane Doe, known as the Landlord, the above premises. As an indication of my good faith in making this offer, I hereby hand the Landlord the sum of $1200 (Twelve hundred dollars) in the form of certified check, cash or money order as a rental deposit on the premises on the understanding that if my offer is accepted, the deposit shall be retained by the Landlord as a Damage Deposit, in accordance with the provisions of the Lease Agreement, and if my offer is not accepted, the full Deposit will be refunded to me. However, if my offer is accepted and I cancel the application or fail to execute the Lease Agreement, when prepared and presented, then I agree that the said deposit shall be absolutely forfeited to the Landlord. This shall be considered liquidated damages
and not a penalty. Acceptance of this offer will be deemed to have been made by the Landlord's execution of the acceptance section. I understand that I will need to provide the first and last month’s rent on or before the move in date.TERMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LEASE AGREEMENT:1 No pets
unless written permission given by the Landlord, pets brought onto the premises without written consent will immediately be just cause for lease termination.2 All utilities
are the tenants responsibility unless stated otherwise in the lease agreement. Utilities must be in the tenants name on or before occupancy date.3 The premises is NON SMOKING. Smoking inside premises will immediately be cause for lease termination.All statements that I have made in this application are true. I authorize the landlord to do a credit check and criminal background check. By signing this application ALL personal information is consensually given for use by us or o