New Landlord/Tenant Laws in Effect

January 27, 2022 / Comments (0)


Jan 19, 2022 Announcement from Denver At-Large City Councilwoman Robin Kniech

Community members,

In May 2021, the Denver City Council passed an ordinance requiring a Residential Rental Property license for any person to offer, provide, or operate a residential rental property in the City and County of Denver. A residential rental license program ensures the city’s minimum housing standards are being met in our rental stock, and renters can remain in their communities and live in safe, healthy conditions. As a co-sponsor, I was proud to work with Council President Gilmore and Councilwoman Torres on important tenant protections that were included in the licensing law and are now taking effect.

New Rules for 2022

A major part of the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022: landlords must now provide a written lease for newly established tenancies exceeding 30 days. And they must provide a copy of the Denver Tenant Rights and Resources document when a lease is initiated and if any rent demand is served. This notice summarizes some of the rights and obligations of residential landlords and tenants in Denver and includes resources for tenant assistance. The document is available in both English and Spanish.

2023 and Beyond

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2023, a license will be required when two or more rental dwelling units exist on a single parcel. Starting on Jan 1, 2024, a license will be required for single rental dwelling units on a single parcel. Learn more about the new law here and by reading this FAQ. You can also stay up to date with any developments by signing up for the the Residential Rental Property Bulletin to receive information in your inbox.

While this email update is focused on new Denver laws, state laws governing the landlord/tenant relationship also changed in 2021 and more info on those laws can be found in Denver’s Tenant Rights and Resources document or at

Forward. Together.
Councilwoman Robin Kniech



Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech, At-Large
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