Can my landlord end my lease if I have no violations?

I live in Colorado and my landlord has said she is filing for bankruptcy and wants me to move out in sixty days will allow me 30 days rent and $300 to move. I don’t want to move, I sent a certified letter saying “I can’t accept your offer.” She has her home up for sale and I suspect she just want to move back in. Can she terminate the lease just because she wants to or can she insist on seeing the place how often she wants, I got an attorney last year because she said my signature was on top of white out and then sent me two more leases, one completely different over the course of weeks, my attorney wrote her I had a valid lease and to communicate through him in future. She ignores him. Also now that attorney has not returned my emails, or notes. I wrote him about this. So what should I do now?

Posted in Landlord Tenant Law.


  1. If the house is being sold: Either her or whomever the new owners are, has a right to terminate the lease.

    If she wants to move into her own house: A landlord can terminate a lease, if they decide to use the house for themselves or a family member.

    Sounds like a fair offer. Free months rent and $300 cash?

    So what’s your problem?

  2. She has to sell the house. She can not file bankruptcy and keep her assets, it does not work that way.

    You can force her to evict you, but that will effect your credit and you will owe full rent, and of course still have to move.

    Since you love the place so much why don’t you try to buy it? It has to be sold or given back to the bank.

  3. With the filing for Bankruptcy, she can keep the house as personal property, so your lease is valid. What happens when a person purchases a house with a signed lease, is that the new owners have to honor the lease or buy you out of the lease.

    As for the attorney, I would stop by his office and find out what has happened. You might also get his opinion on the subject and have him send her a letter stating what the options are.

  4. It really depends, if the house is part of a liquidation then yes. If your landlord really just wants to move to a new location, then yes. If you landlord just wants you out, then no. A lease agreement is for a certain time frame and unless the property you live in is involved in a sale that is court ordered, then you are fairly safe in the agreement. If you landlord just wants to move back in the house you live in, tell them “tough, I have a contract with you!”

  5. It doesn’t matter if she is selling it or if she wants to move into it herself, she has given you 60 days and you must vacate. She can see the place as often as she wants to by telling you 24 hours in advance. You probably haven’t heard back from your attorney because he really has no way to help you.

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