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Boulder, COAbout rental properties: check to ensure everythin
The City of Boulder requires a rental license for rental properties. An inspection is required to obtain a rental license. However landlords must hire a third party company to do the inspection, the City does not inspect the tens of thousands of rental properties in Boulder. Inspections only deal with life/safety issues. Issues like: do the electrical outlets work, is the plumbing working correctly, are there holes in the walls, are the walls even insulated, is there a large dead tree in the yard; are not covered in the inspection and landlords are not required to maintain / fix these issues. Also, helping a locked out renter is not the landlord’s responsibility.
Boulder is a popular place to live, more renters are always on the way. Check everything before signing the lease.
Boulder, COMoving to Boulder ?
Most people moving to Boulder don’t buy a house, they rent.
School is a good way to spend time in Boulder, consider CU, Front Range Community College, Naropa, Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
Some people move to Boulder and assume it will work out, only to discover a job is tough to find. Don't be afraid to consider towns around Boulder, they are less expensive, some people call them the L cities: Longmont, Lions, Louisville.
While looking for a job consider staying with a friend, the Hostel, even a Walmart parking lot. Most rental agreements in Boulder charge you around $300 if you break the lease AND expect you to pay the rent until the landlord can find another renter.
Not everyone can stay, there are not enough jobs for the numbers of people that want to live in the Boulder area.