The Connecticut lease contracts are for the use of landlords and tenants within the State to come to a written agreement over the use of commercial or residential property. The tenant may have to undergo a credit and background check to confirm that the individual(s) can pay rent on-time every month. Upon the owner’s consent, the tenant will be supplied a rental contract ready to sign. The tenant will only be granted access to the property once all forms and deposits have been transferred. Connecticut State Codes – Chapter 830 – Rights and Responsibilities of Landlord and Tenant
Form Description Types
If the lease applies to one of the following, it must be stated in the agreement;
Common Interest Community
Statute 47a-3e – If the property is located i a common interest community it must be specified in the contract.
Lead Based Paint
Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form – For any residential apartment, condo, or home that was built before 1978.
Persons Allowed on the Property
Statute 47a-6 – The owner or any person(s) allowed to enter the property for reasons other than an emergency must be written in the contract including their contact information.
Connecticut Rental Laws
According to State Code Chapter 831, a landlord may only accept up to two (2) months’ rent from a prospective tenant. If the person is sixty (62) years of age or older, the landlord may only ask for one (1) months’ rent.
Returning Security Deposit
The landlord must return the Security Deposit within thirty (30) days of the lease end date or the date the tenant vacated the property.
Access to Rental Property
According to Statute 47a-16, the landlord must give the tenant notice, orally or written, of when they may be able to access the property for a non-emergency entry.