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Connecticut Tenant Failure to Pay Rent

The Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 830 Section 47a-15a and 19 addresses a landlord’s right to terminate tenancy in the following manner as long as rent is not accepted after its due date:

Nonpayment of Rent

If rent is unpaid when due and the tenant fails to pay rent within nine days thereafter or, in the case of a one-week tenancy, within four days thereafter, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement in accordance with the provisions of sections 47a-23 to 47a-23b, inclusive.

Conn. Gen. Stat. Title 47a Ch 830 Sec 47a-15a.

Landlord Acceptance of Late Rent

Acceptance of rent with the knowledge that such rent is overdue constitutes a waiver of the landlord’s right to terminate the rental agreement for the tenant’s failure to pay such rent when it was due.

Conn. Gen. Stat. Title 47a Ch 830 Sec 47a-19.

Also see Connecticut Landlord May Not Require Only Electronic Payments.

Return to Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Laws.