Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-12-502

Current through Chapter 52 of 2024 Legislative Session
Section 38-12-502 - Definitions

As used in this part 5 and part 8 of this article 12, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Appliance" means a refrigerator, range stove, or oven that is included within a residential premises by a landlord for the use of the tenant pursuant to the rental agreement or any other agreement between the landlord and the tenant. Nothing in this section requires a landlord to provide any appliance, and section 38-12-505 applies to appliances solely to the extent that appliances are part of a written agreement between the landlord and the tenant or are otherwise actually provided to a tenant by the landlord at the inception of the tenant's occupancy of the residential premises.
(2) "Common areas" means the facilities and appurtenances to a residential premises, including the grounds, areas, and facilities held out for the use of tenants generally or whose use is promised to a tenant.
(3) "Dwelling unit" means a structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by a tenant.
(4) "Electronic notice" means notice by electronic mail or an electronic portal or management communications system that is available to both a landlord and a tenant.
(4.5) "Environmental public health event" means a natural disaster or an environmental event, such as a wildfire, a flood, or a release of toxic contaminants, that could create negative health and safety impacts for tenants that live in nearby residential premises.
(5) "Landlord" means the owner, manager, lessor, or sublessor of a residential premises.
(6) "Mold" means microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building.
(7) "Rental agreement" means the agreement, written or oral, embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a residential premises.
(8) "Residential premises" means a dwelling unit, the structure of which the unit is a part, and the common areas.
(9) "Tenant" means a person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit to the exclusion of others.
(10) "Vulnerable population" means children, individuals with asthma, individuals with disabilities, individuals who are pregnant, or any other group of individuals that has health conditions that could make the individuals more susceptible to environmental contaminants.

C.R.S. § 38-12-502

Amended by 2023 Ch. 169,§ 2, eff. 5/12/2023.
Amended by 2019 Ch. 229, § 2, eff. 8/2/2019.
Amended by 2018 Ch. 61, § 1, eff. 8/8/2018.
L. 2008: Entire part added, p. 1820, § 3, effective September 1. L. 2018: IP amended, (SB 18-010), ch. 608, p. 608, § 1, effective August 8. L. 2019: Entire section amended, (HB 19-1170), ch. 2305, p. 2305, § 2, effective August 2.

Section 10 of chapter 229 (HB 19-1170), Session Laws of Colorado 2019, provides that the act changing this section applies to conduct occurring on or after August 2, 2019.