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Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by the Colorado Fair Housing Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act. It is illegal for a landlord or agent to base housing decisions or conditions on whether an individual submits to or rejects sexual advances or favors.
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Yes. The landlord may enter the unit at a reasonable time and in a reasonable manner without force or physical threats in the following situations:
If the landlord enters the unit without permission or without other proper authorization, the tenant may consider taking the following steps:
Yes. The tenant may have a claim against the landlord for a breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment because of the acts or noise of a nearby tenant that is renting from the same landlord. The landlord must know of the other tenant's actions and not stop or control them. A landlord is not responsible for the acts of other neighbors who are not renting from the same landlord.
Breaking a lease is a serious matter. However, if a tenant decides that the landlord's harassment is making the unit unlivable, the tenant may be able to move before the expiration of the lease term without liability for unpaid rent or re-rental fees. The tenant must have solid, convincing documentation outlining the type of harassment, when it occurred and who did the harassing.
Send a letter to the landlord stating this information and the intention to move because of it. The tenant should keep a copy of this letter. After moving, the tenant may have to present a defense if the landlord tries to collect unpaid rent for breaking the lease.