Rent Increases – Connecticut

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When May a Landlord Increase Your Rent?
A landlord has the right to raise your rent. However, the rent cannot be increased during the term of a written lease unless both you and your landlord have specifically agreed to permit him/her to do that. Without a written lease you would have an oral lease, and since this kind of lease is considered a month-to-month lease, your landlord has the right to increase your rent at any time.  For more information go to: “Security Deposits and Rent Increases,”

Fair Rent Commissions
If you believe your rent increase is unreasonable, and your town has a Fair Rent Commission, you can make a complaint to the commission. For more information see the e-Library paper “Fair Rent Commissions: Connecticut”.

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