Connecticut Rental Laws

Connecticut Rental Laws

Your Guide to Connecticut Rental Laws with helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Connecticut

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Connecticut was 3,596,677 on July 1, 2014, a 0.63% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Connecticut has 8 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: 2 Months and for those over 62 years old, 1 Month
  • Return Deadline:  30 days, or within 15 days of receiving tenant’s forwarding address, whichever is later

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  15 days; no right to cure for nonpayment of rent or serious nuisance.
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: Can withhold for repair and deduct

Landlord Disclosures

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports     

Tenant Screening

Last Updated: April 7, 2020