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Connecticut Tenant Rights Against Landlord Violations

The Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 830 Section 47a-12 offers the following rights to a tenant whose landlord has violated the terms of a residential rental agreement:

Breach of Agreement by Landlord

Tenant’s Remedies

(a) If there is a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or a noncompliance with section 47a-7 which materially affects health and safety, the tenant may deliver a written notice to the landlord specifying the acts and omissions constituting the breach. If the breach is not remedied within fifteen days after receipt of the notice, the rental agreement shall terminate on such date. If substantially the same act or omission which constituted a prior noncompliance of which notice was given, recurs within six months of the first act of noncompliance, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement upon at least fourteen days written notice specifying

  • (1) the date the breach complained of occurred and
  • (2) the date the tenant intends to terminate the rental agreement by vacating the premises, which date shall be within thirty days of such breach.

Tenant Willful or Negligent Acts

(b) The tenant may not terminate the rental agreement under subsection (a) of this section for a condition caused by the wilful or negligent act or omission of such tenant, a member of his family, or other person on the premises with his consent.

Term Must be At Least One Month

(c) This section shall apply only to leases in which the term of the tenancy is more than one month.

(d) Nothing in this section shall in any way restrict the tenant’s use of other remedies available to him

Conn. Gen. Stat. Title 47a Ch 830 Sec 47a-12.

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