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Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Information from the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid:

Publication from the Citizens Advisory Council for Housing Matters:

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

Connecticut Department of Banking:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Foreclosed Properties "Persons who rent an apartment in a property that is going through foreclosure have legal protections that safeguard them from unfair treatment and upheaval. Since some of these protections have been enhanced by recent legislation, it is a good time to remind property owners, property managing and servicing companies and real estate brokers of their legal obligations"

Publications from the Office of the Chief State's Attorney:

Publications from the Connecticut Fair Housing Center:

OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

Eviction Process

Fair Housing and Related Issues

Rent and Rent Collection

Utility Services

Tenants' Property

Unhealthy Apartments

Uniform Relocation Assistance Act


Library Materials

  • Connecticut Landlord and Tenant Law with Forms 3d, by Noble F. Allen (2021).

  • The Connecticut Summary Process Manual, by Paul J. Marzinotto (2002).

The above treatises are available at each of your local law libraries.

Useful Websites

Connecticut Public Acts

Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

Title 47a. Landlord & Tenant

Chapter 830 Rights and Responsibilities of Landlord and Tenant

  • Sec. 47a-4. Terms prohibited in a rental agreement.

  • Sec. 47a-4c.  Landlord prohibited from requiring electronic funds transfer as exclusive form of payment. 

  • Sec. 47a-7. Landlord's responsibilities.

  • Sec. 47a-7a. Landlord and tenant responsibilities re bed bug infestations.

  • Sec. 47a-11. Tenant responsibilities.

  • Sec. 47a-15. Noncompliance by tenant. Remedy of breach by tenant. Landlord's remedies.

  • Sec. 47a-16. When landlord may enter rented unit.

  • Sec. 47a-18. Judicial relief if tenant refuses entry.

  • Sec. 47a-18a. Judicial relief if landlord unlawfully enters.

  • Sec. 47a-19. Rental agreement: Acceptance of rent when overdue.

Chapter 831 Security Deposits

Chapter 832 Summary Process (Eviction)

  • Sec. 47a-23.  Notice to quit possession or occupancy of premises. Form. Delivery. Federal termination notice.

  • Sec. 47a-23a. Complaint.

  • Sec. 47a-23b. Service of notice to quit or summons if lessee a nonresident or if whereabouts unknown.

  • Sec. 47a-23c. Prohibition on eviction of certain tenants except for good cause.

  • Sec. 47a-26. Failure to Appear. Judgment.

  • Sec. 47a-26a. Failure to Plead. Judgment.

Chapter 833 Entry and Detainer

Chapter 833a Public Enforcement of Health and Safety Standards in Tenement and Boarding Houses, and in Rented Dwellings

Title 19a - Public Health and Well-Being

  • Sec. 19a-109. Heating and provision of utilities for buildings. Hot water. Termination of services

Title 8. Zoning, Planning, Housing and Economic and Community Development

  • Chapter 135 Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
    "The purpose of this chapter is to establish a uniform policy for the fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced by the acquisition of real property by state and local land acquisition programs, by building code enforcement activities, or by a program of voluntary rehabilitation of buildings or other improvements conducted pursuant to governmental supervision."

Title 53a - Crimes

Chapter 952 - Penal Code: Offenses

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Connecticut Regulations

Connecticut Practice Book

Selected rules:

  • Sec. 17-30. Summary Process; Default and Judgment for Failure to Appear or Plead

  • Sec. 17-53. Summary Process Executions

Federal Laws - US Code

Title 42, Chapter 135: Residency and Service Requirements in Federally Assisted Housing

  • Subchapter I - Standards and Obligations of Residency in Federally Assisted Housing

  • Subchapter II - Authority to Provide Preferences for Elderly Residents and Units for Disabled Residents in Certain Section 8 Assisted Housing

  • Subchapter III - Service Coordinators for Elderly and Disabled Residents of Federally Assisted Housing

  • Subchapter IV - General Provisions

  • Subchapter V - Safety and Security in Public and Assisted Housing

Title 42, Chapter 8: Low-Income Housing

Federal Regulations (CFR)

Title 24, Chapter II, Part 247: Evictions from Certain Subsidized and HUD-Owned Projects


HUD Handbooks

Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs (4350.3)

  • Chapter 8: Termination


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