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Colorado real estate laws

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Colorado real estate laws include many statutes covering several areas.

In general, they deal with a range of issues including the landlord-tenant relationship and more.

A real estate attorney can help an individual willing to buy, sell, hire or even lease property by guiding him/her through the many underlying aspects of real estate law.

What Colorado real estate laws cover

Real estate laws in Colorado are diverse, and attorneys can deal with the issues involved such as the following:

  • Acquisition
  • Financing and contracts
  • Brokerage law
  • Frauds and license breaches
  • Litigations
  • Foreclosures and title exchanges
  • Taxation, sale, and disposition
  • Ownership issues

Colorado real estate laws are governed by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)’s Division of Real Estate.

The Colorado Division of Real Estate governs:

  • Real estate brokers
  • Mortgage loan originators.
  • Appraisal management companies
  • Community association managers and management companies

The Division of Real Estate also has the power to force the home seller to maintain professional standards regarding licensing laws.

If any home buyer thinks that the home seller is violating the Colorado real estate laws, then they can file a complaint.

Buyer’s remedies

There are several reasons to file a complaint against the home seller to get the buyer’s remedies.

Under Colorado real estate laws, when the seller breaks any contract rules and fails to perform as per the contract, then a buyer may file a suit or complaint against him.

If the behavior is not covered by the license law, then it will not be treated by the jurisdiction of Colorado’s Division of Real Estate.

In that case, the complaint should be filed through a civil procedure such as mediation, arbitration, or litigation through the state’s local civil law.

How to file a complaint?

A home buyer can file a complaint to the Division of Real Estate by using the online complaint process.

Alternatively, if the buyer wants to file a complaint in paper form, then he/she can collect a form from the Colorado Real Estate Division.

The information required to file a complaint

  • The seller name you want to make a complaint against
  • You can also file a complaint ( against the brokers or a company dealing with the process
  • If you have to file a complaint against a person that doesn’t have a license, you still can file a complaint by following the online process.
  • You can also submit supporting documents which will help you get the remedies

What will be the outcome?

After filing your complaint, an investigation will take place. It may take up to 12 months to complete depending on its complexity.

The licensing board or commission has the power under Colorado real estate laws to maintain the license by several sanctions.

For example, they can suspend the license of the seller for a period or permanently.

To get financial remedy or compensation, a buyer may file a lawsuit in the local court of the state that has the jurisdiction to take such cases.

First, the court will evaluate your complaint and will then give the proper remedies or compensation that due.

If you are facing such problems, then we suggest you contact a qualified attorney.

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