The Colorado Lease Termination Letter (Notice to Quite) Form should be used when a lease agreement is to be concluded and the landlord/tenant relationship will end. Now, Colorado State law will require that advanced warning of the desire to end a lease be given in many circumstances. Some examples would be if a landlord has a delinquent tenant that has failed to rectify a serious breach in their agreement, a mutually beneficial lease is going to expire and one or both parties wish to quit, or if either a landlord or a tenant wish to terminate a month to month. Regardless of the nature of the termination, notice must be given in this state. It is important to keep in mind that in such agreements as a fixed term lease, there are very few reasons that a court would allow a termination in mid-lease should it be contested. Generally, the nature (and benefits) of a fixed term lease is that it continues to be in effect until it terminates naturally.
In most (if not all) cases, verifying the exact date one party will end a lease agreement will serve in expediting the return of their security deposit. It will allow the time for a valuable inspection and enable the defined time limit in its return from the termination date. This level of consideration and organization is often looked on favorably by the party receiving the notice as it will give that individual(s) the opportunity to absorb the changes that accompany the termination of a lease.
How to Write
Note: If you are a landlord, only fill out the top portion of this notice (Steps 1-4). If you are a tenant, only fill out the bottom portion (Steps 5-7).
Step 1 – The first line of this letter must directly address the person that must be notified of the desire to quit. Enter the full name of the recipient in the first available space. If this is from a Landlord to a group of tenants check the box next to it labeled “Any and all other occupants.” Then enter the date and time the agreement should be considered terminated.
Step 2 – Enter the street address, city, county, subdivision (if applicable), lot (if applicable), and block (if applicable) of the premises being referred to.
Step 3 – If the law requires a reason (it will not in a month-to-month), write out the reason for the termination on the lines directly below the address
Step 4 – Date and sign the notice. The agent delivering this document should ideally provide a signature as well.
Step 5 – If this notice is being written by a tenant and issued to a Landlord/Agent, enter the notice date and the county of the premises on the first line under Certificate of Service.
Step 6 – There will be two check mark options. Check the box that will apply to your situation and fill in the necessary information. The first will attest the notice is being given to a specific individual. The full name of the person the notice is delivered to must be entered here (note: if given, make sure it is to an individual who is authorized to receive it or has been named to receive such letters). The second check box will indicate the notice has been posted somewhere easily seen. The address and location of where the posted notice is should be entered.
Step 7. Sign the notice.