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A Connecticut residential lease agreement is a legal contract between a lessee (tenant) and the lessor (property owner) for the right to occupy livable space. This agreement is usually twelve (12) months and, after the tenant provides their credit information, he or she will be supplied with a lease agreement for signing. After the parties have authorized the agreement, the tenant will pay the security deposit (if applicable) and keys will be dispersed and access to the property be granted. The tenant is required to abide by all rules included in the contract and any violation may constitute an eviction by the landlord.

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Standard Residential Lease

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Fairfield County Assoc. of Realtors Lease

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Greater Hartford Assoc. of Realtors Lease

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Connecticut Assoc. of Realtors

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Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – Two (2) months’ rent for tenants 62 years of age or younger, one (1) month’s rent for tenants over the age of 62 (§ 47a-21(b)(1) and (2)).

Returning – The landlord must return the security deposit within thirty (30) days, or within fifteen (15) days of the tenant providing a forwarding address, whichever is later (§ 47a-21(d)(2)).

Required Disclosures

Common Interest Community – The landlord must disclose to a potential tenant in writing if the dwelling they are renting to the tenant is in a common interest community (§ 47a-3e).

Landlord Identity – The tenant must be notified in writing of the names and addresses of the person authorized to manage the premises and the person authorized to receive notices, demands, etc. (§ 47a-6).

Lead-Based Paint – Landlords must disclose any lead-based paint hazards if a dwelling was constructed before January 1, 1978.

Rent Grace Period

A landlord may charge a late fee or terminate a rental agreement no earlier than nine (9) days after the tenant is late on rent § 47a-15a.

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