A Colorado 21 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used by either party to end a tenancy of one (1) month or longer, but less than six (6) months. The notice must be provided at least twenty one (21) calendar days prior to the termination date.
When to Use a Colorado 21 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may use a Colorado 21 Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a tenancy of one (1) month or longer, but less than six (6) months. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly. Either party must provide the written lease termination letter at least twenty one (21) calendar days before the end date specified in the notice.
How to Write a Colorado 21 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Colorado 21 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Colorado using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person, over the age of 15, who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party.