PART 1 SECURITY DEPOSITS - WRONGFUL WITHHOLDING
38-12-101. Legislative declaration.
The provisions of this part 1 shall be liberally construed to implement the intent of the general assembly to insure the proper administration of security deposits and protect the interests of tenants and landlords.
ANNOTATIONS, INCLUDING SOURCES AND COURT CASES RELATED TO THIS SECTION
Law reviews. For comment, "Colorado's Wrongful Withholding of Security Deposits Act: Three Litigious Shares in an Untested Law", see 49 Den. L.J. 453 (1973). For article, "The Colorado Security Deposit Act", see 50 U. Colo. L. Rev. 29 (1978).
Purpose. The security deposit act was passed to control the practices of landlords who withhold, without justification, their tenants' damage deposits. Houle v. Adams State College, 190 Colo. 406, 547 P.2d 926 (1976).
Statute as basis for jurisdiction. See Turner v. Lyon, 189 Colo. 234, 539 P.2d 1241 (1975).