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I am a renter in the basement in a home. The only access is through the house. Can he come in at any time with out prior notice. Also, is he allowed to remove the door and/or the door knob at any given time. Because it's his "door".
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Hi David. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Answer: No, the landlord may not enter the premises without providing reasonable notice. Generally, reasonable notice is a minimum of 24-hours' notice, unless you agree to let the landlord enter the rental unit with less notice. The landlord may not remove your door or door know, as a tenant is entitled to a separate rental space and has a reasonable expectation of privacy in that space.

You may file a complaint against your landlord with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Housing Division by clicking here.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you!
Does this apply if living with a family member, no written lease and we pay $600/mo?

You are very welcome.

Yes, landlord-tenant laws apply regardless of the relationship of the parties, the existence of a lease, or the amount of money paid as rent. These rules even apply to a parent and an adult child.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Does the landlord have to give us a written notice to vacate the property? With so many days to vacate or the same day as said notice?

The landlord must provide you with a 30-day notice of eviction. You have to move out by the 30th day, or the landlord can file an unlawful detainer lawsuit against you.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Again thank you immensely!

Happy to help!

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you again. We did sever him a letter of intent to vacate the property. He is still threatening and bulling us. But it helps us with that letter of intent.

Happy to help!

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