No Aurora area evictions for now as courts, sheriffs refuse to impose them

The Aurora City Council announced no eviction orders due to the unemployment rate from COVID-19.

“But measures like courts postponing eviction hearings come with a slew of unintended consequences, said Andrew Hamrick, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Colorado Apartment Association, which advocates for property owners.”

“Hamrick said eviction processes usually take from 45 to 77 days in the courts and can already be a slow process without the court delays. He said Arapahoe County courts process evictions very slowly, up to two and a half months. That puts landlords in tough situations, he said, putting themselves at risk of foreclosing the property if tenants are able to continue living in apartments without paying rent.”

“Hamrick said landlords across the state are waiving April rent for cash-strapped tenants or otherwise being flexible.”

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