The Colorado 3-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment & Non-Compliance), otherwise referred to as a written demand, is a real estate document used to serve a tenant in default of either not paying rent on time or some other violation of the lease. The tenant will have 3 days to either pay rent owed or move out. Serving this written demand is the landlord’s first step to regaining possession of their property.
It is important that the landlord keeps a copy of the written demand in the event that the tenant fails to comply with the written demand. A copy will be needed if the landlord files an eviction lawsuit in court. If the tenant complies and moves out within 3 days but fails to pay the unpaid rent, by law the landlord has the right to use the tenant’s security deposit towards the unpaid rent.
How to Write
Step 1 – Complete the 3-Day Notice to Quit (Written Demand) by filling in the following information:
- Tenant’s Name
- Address/City/County of Tenant’s property
- Subdivision/Lot & Block of Tenant’s property
- If violation is due to unpaid rent, check and enter the amount and the timeframe.
- If violation is due to another violation besides rent, check and describe the violation.
- Enter rent amount and the timeframe in which rent is due.
- Enter date, the name of Landlord/Property Manager and Agent or Attorney
Step 2 – Once the notice is complete and signed by the landlord, deliver it to the tenant by the following ways:
- Deliver personally to the tenant or person occupying the property who is 15 years of age or older.
- If no person is there to answer when the notice is served, the landlord should place it in an obvious spot that is attached to the property.