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Legal Handbook - 10th Edition

Authored by Drew Hamrick, Tschetter Hamrick Sulzer, P.C.

The CAA Legal Handbook was written to help create a more legally educated staff, which will minimize the amount of legal fees your company could pay for potential violations.


Updates in the 10th Edition

  • Updated chapter on Screening addressing new criminal screening issues and fair housing claims
  • Updated chapter on Pets and Service Animals addressing new laws regarding companion animals
  • New full color design with new graphics, definitions and highlighted facts and information for a more interactive reading experience
  • Bigger margins on all pages for note taking
  • Expanded table of contents and index
  • Spiral bound designed to make easier to read and last longer


 Table of Contents

  • Credit and Criminal Screening
  • Lease Documentation Assignment and Subleases
  • Landlord's Entry Rights
  • Warranty of Habitability
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Marijuana and Smoking
  • Landlord obligation to Supply Information to Census Bureau Employees
  • Utilities
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Fair Housing - Discrimination
  • Request for Reasonable Accomodations
  • Pets and Service Animals
  • Evictions
  • Evicting Employees
  • Mobile Home Evictions
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Nuisance Ordinances
  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Death of a Tenant
  • Bed Bugs and Pest Infestation
  • Bad Checks
  • Bankruptcy
  • Service Member's Civil Relief Act
  • Subsidized Housing
  • Wrongful Eviction & Abandoned Property
  • Lease Break Fees, Late Charges and other Pre-Agreed Damages
  • Security Deposits
  • Federal Consumer Information Disposal Requirements
  • Settlement and Release
  • CAA Lease & Form Samples
  • Statutes


The Colorado Apartment Association Legal Handbook is included in memberships of companies with properties with 100 or more units and all Owner/Management companies with a portfolio totaling 25 or more units.  The online edition is available for all Owner / Management Companies or communities regardless of unit count.



© 2013-2017 Colorado Apartment Association.  No part of the Legal Handbook may be reprinted or copied without prior written permission of the Colorado Apartment Association.

Online Legal Handbook



The Legal Handbook 10th Edition is  Available Online

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Online Legal Handbook


(If your company is an active Owner or Community member and you still can not access, please call (303) 329-3300 to get set up.)


Why Didn't I Receive a Legal Handbook?

Legal Handbooks are automatically sent to all Owner Members of AAMD with over 25 units, and Community Members of AAMD with over 100 units.  If you aren't a company or community that falls under this category, you may purchase a Legal Handbook at our online store.


How Can I Get Additional Handbooks?

If you need additional legal handbooks for your community, click below to order for $95.  Handbooks are available only to owner and community members of the AAMD.


When is the Next Legal Handbook Seminar?

Legal Handbook seminars are held 4-6 times a year at the AAMD Office.  Click below to find the next seminar and register.





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