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Question: We have tenants that are not late on their rent(due April 1st). A swat team broke down the courtyard door and arrested both of the tenants 5 days ago for larceny. The charge has something to do with guns. The tenants are being extradited to CO in 8 days. Their 27 year old son is living in the house and is asking all the neighbors to lend him money to get his parents out. Our neighbors do not feel safe and are traumatized by what has happened. The tenants are on a "most wanted" list in CO. Can I evict them immediately because of criminal activity?

Answer:

Threatening Health or Safety.
1.
If you, a household member, or a guest of yours commits a crime on or
near the rental property, or does anything that could be considered a
threat to the health or safety of other tenants or the property
management, your landlord may serve you with a 24-hour notice of an
Immediate and Irreparable Breach.
2.
This notice may state that you cannot correct the rule violation and that
you must move out within 24 hours. After he gives you this notice, your
landlord can file in court to have you evicted, at which point you will also
owe court fees and possibly attorney’s fees.
3.
If your landlord files in court, the court will set a date for a hearing within
the next three days. Even if you move out before that date, you should
still go to court to avoid additional fees or judgments.

https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/civil-rights/fha/TenantRightsResponsibilities.pdf

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  • We have tenants that are not late on their rent(due April 1st). A swat team broke down the courtyard door and arrested both of the tenants 5 days ago for larceny. The charge has something to do with guns. The tenants are being extradited to CO in 8 days. Their 27 year old son is living in the house and is asking all the neighbors to lend him money to get his parents out. Our neighbors do not feel safe and are traumatized by what has happened. The tenants are on a "most wanted" list in CO. Can I evict them immediately because of criminal activity?

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