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Publication from the Connecticut Attorney General's Office:

  • Formal Opinion 2007-025  - Should statutory interest be assessed when a contractor enters into an agreement to repay the Home Improvement or New Home Construction Guaranty Funds pursuant to Sections 20-432, subsection (o), and 20-417i, subsection (n), of the Connecticut General Statutes?

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OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research

  • New Home Construction Contractor Requirements - 2019-R-0233
    Provide an overview of the law’s new home construction contractor requirements and the New Home Construction Guaranty Fund.
  • State-Sponsored First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Programs - 2019-R-0037
    Briefly describe the state’s homebuyer financial assistance programs, particularly for first-time homebuyers. This report updates OLR Report 2015-R-0054.
  • Smoke Detector Requirements for Residential Dwellings - 2016-R-0163
    Explain the smoke detector installation requirements for residential dwellings in state law.
  • Home Improvement Guaranty Fund - 2015-R-0099
    This report provides an overview of the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund, including fund-related statistics.
  • Short Sales - 2013-R-0400
    You asked for a summary of the potential impact of requiring banks to (1) set a floor on any given short sale price in Connecticut and (2) accept or reject offers above that threshold within a certain time period.
  • Procedures for Installing Renewable Energy Systems - 2011-R-0390
    You asked for a description of the steps a homeowner would need to take to install a renewable energy system in order to reduce his or her dependence on the electric grid. This report focuses on photovoltaic (PV) systems with a capacity of ten kilowatts or less, the most common type of residential renewable energy system.
  • Providing Information on Schools to Prospective Homebuyers - 2011-R-0375
    You asked whether the law or the real estate industry code of ethics bars a realtor from comparing school systems when showing homes to prospective buyers.
  • Statute of Limitations - Real Estate Sales -
    You asked how long a residential real estate buyer has to file a lawsuit because the seller failed to disclose drainage or other related water problems.
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