Eviction

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The material provided here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as legal advice. 

Anyone facing an eviction should contact a lawyer or seek assistance from a legal aid office or a Housing Specialist at the Superior Court. The information below is only a summary.

What is Eviction?
Eviction, also known as Summary Process, is a legal process a landlord must use to remove a tenant from a house, apartment, or room.

This is only a brief look at the eviction process. Each case is different, and there are many issues that can come up in any eviction case. You can find more information on the eviction process in these publications:

Getting Legal Assistance:

Whatever the circumstances, it is best to get legal advice and representation when you are facing an eviction. You can contact Statewide Legal Services (SLS) for information about the eviction process, and if you qualify for legal assistance SLS can refer you to the legal aid agency that serves your city or town. All of the legal aid agencies that take referrals from SLS are prepared to intervene on behalf of income eligible individuals, right up to the day before the marshal serves the execution order.

To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:

Search by service name:

Landlord/Tenant Assistance

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SOURCES: Tenants Rights: Eviction, and Helping Yourself Through the Eviction Process, by Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
PREPARED BY: 211/kq
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2016