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Connecticut Tenant Responsibilities

The Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 830 Section 47a-11 addresses the responsibilities of a tenant during tenancy of a residential rental property in the following manner:

Tenant Responsibilities

A tenant shall:

  • (a) Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of any building, housing or fire code materially affecting health and safety;
  • (b) keep such part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit;
  • (c) remove from his dwelling unit all ashes, garbage, rubbish and other waste in a clean and safe manner to the place provided by the landlord pursuant to subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 47a-7;
  • (d) keep all plumbing fixtures and appliances in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as the condition of each such fixture or appliance permits;
  • (e) use all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, in the premises in a reasonable manner;
  • (f) not willfully or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or permit any other person to do so;
  • (g) conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises or constitute a nuisance, as defined in section 47a-32, or a serious nuisance, as defined in section 47a-15; and
  • (h) if judgment has entered against a member of the tenant’s household pursuant to subsection (c) of section 47a-26h for serious nuisance by using the premises for the illegal sale of drugs, not permit such person to resume occupancy of the dwelling unit, except with the consent of the landlord.

Conn. Gen. Stat. Title 47a Ch 830 Sec 47a-11.

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