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Connecticut lease agreements allow a landlord to rent a property to a qualified tenant. The tenant will commonly pay monthly rent on the first (1st) of each month and comply with all other terms and conditions. The tenant has a nine (9) day grace period to pay rent or else a 3-day notice to quit will be served.

It is recommended that landlords screen their tenants through the use of a rental application.

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Connecticut Lease Agreements

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The Connecticut Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a document that enables a landlord and a tenant to come to terms regarding the use of residential property in exchange for monthly rent payments. This is a fixed-term lease, usually lasting one (1) year before renewal is necessary. Due to the comparative lack of flexibility in the standard lease agreement, it is recommended that landlords screen potential lessees to determine whether they are responsible enough to occupy the space. This filtering process can…

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The Connecticut rental application acts as a credit verification form for a landlord looking to screen a possible tenant for their property. The lessor will be searching for any flaws in their character as well as examining their employment and credit history to see if they have a decent record of paying bills and previous landlords on time. Often a landlord will call the tenant’s previous employers and landlords as well to ascertain whether they are responsible individuals who will…

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The Connecticut month to month lease agreement allows for the renting of residential property on a monthly basis with no specified end date. Unlike a standard residential lease agreement, this contract renews each month with the payment of rent. Under Sec. 47a-23 either the landlord or tenant must provide at least “reasonable notice” before terminating the lease if the amount of notice is not stated in the agreement. Even though this type of rental contract may be a short-term arrangement, it must…

A Connecticut commercial rental agreement is a document used for the act of leasing retail, office, or industrial property to an entity or individual tenant. The lessee must be in accordance with all local zoning laws to practice their service or sell their product(s). Before the landlord accepts a new tenant, they should carefully consider the individual or entity by reviewing how their business makes their income through previous years’ tax filings and by verifying with the rental application. If it…

The Connecticut notice to quit for nonpayment of rent is provided by the State (JD-HM-7) and allows a landlord to give notice that a tenant is in violation of their lease, more specifically, that rent is past due and they must quit the premises or face eviction. The form should be modified asking the tenant for the past monthly amount within three (3) days. Complaint – If the tenant does not leave the premises this form may be used to…

The Connecticut Sublease Agreement gives a tenant (the sublessor) the right to lease their rented space in part or in its entirety to another subtenant (the sublessee). It is possible that the landlord has added a stipulation in the master lease the specifically prohibits this type of arrangement, so it is wise to review the initial lease and obtain permission from the property owner before taking on a secondary tenant. It is usually the master tenant who bears all responsibility regarding the…

Residential Lease LawsChapter 830 (Rights and Responsibilities of Landlord and Tenant)

STATE DISCLOSURES

Common Interest Community (Sec. 47a-3e) – If the housing is located in a common-interest community it must be stated to the tenant in writing.

Identification (Sec. 47a-6) – The landlord must identify their name and address for notices as well as any authorized persons allowed on to the property.

Lead Paint – Federal law requires landlords in every State to identify if their property was constructed to 1978. If so, this form must be attached to every lease and purchase agreement in an effort to notify individuals of this hazard on the property.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum (Sec. 47a-21(b))- Two (2) months’ rent is all that is allowed to be charged by a Connecticut landlord and only one (1) month if the lessee is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

Returning (Sec. 47a-21)- The landlord has thirty (30) days to return the deposit to the tenant.

LANDLORD’S ACCESS/ENTRY

The landlord must always provide “reasonable notice” before entering the property for a common maintenance issue or non-emergency event (Sec. 47a-16).

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