Landlords / Tenants: Rights And Responsibilities

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The following is summarized from “Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut” by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.

Landlord’s Responsibilities:

A landlord is required to provide:

Also, state and local housing, health and fire codes may require:

Landlords can consult with the appropriate state and/or local agencies to determine which of these additional requirements apply to their properties.

What are a Tenant’s Responsibilities?
A tenant is required to:

The Rental Lease:

A lease is the contract between the landlord and the tenant. If it is a written lease, it will usually contain the following provisions:

When There is No Written Lease:

Where there is no written lease, the landlord and tenant may agree upon the terms of the lease orally. An oral lease, like a written lease, is binding on both parties. It is usually a month-to-month agreement; that is the rent is paid on a monthly basis and the tenancy continues indefinitely until either the landlord or the tenant terminates it. However, an oral lease is more difficult to enforce and its terms are more difficult to prove because it comes down to one person’s word against another’s.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service name: Landlord/Tenant Assistance

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SOURCE: “Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut” by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

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CONTENT LAST MODIFIED: January2017