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Connecticut Tenant-Landlord Law

by Joe Bredar

[Connecticut]

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act was created in order to ensure that everyone is treated equally during the housing process. It protects tenants from discrimination when seraching for a rental property. At the federal level the Fair Housing Act protects the following classes…

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Learn about fair housing at the federal level here https://resources.hemlane.com/landlord-must-know-fair-housing/

In addition to federal fair housing laws, Connecticut prohibits discrimination on the basis of ...

  • Ancestry
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Familial status or the presence of children
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Lawful source of income
    (C.G.S. §46a-64c)

Eviction Laws

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  • When it is failure to pay rent, the tenant has 3 days to pay you otherwise the eviction notice can be filed with the courts.
  • When there is another lease violation (e.g. subletting), the tenant has 3 days to resolve the violation from the point that the eviction notice is served. Otherwise the eviction notice will be filed with the courts.

Early Termination of Lease

When there is not a lease violation, but the landlord or tenant wants to break the lease, the following regulations apply:

Early termination by landlord

If the landlord wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of Notice to quit served at least three days before end of periodic term.

Early termination by tenant

If the tenant wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of Notice to quit served at least three days before end of periodic term.

For more information on Connecticut Landlord Tenant laws please visit their website here.