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Landlord/Tenant

As of right now, landlords cannot start most new eviction cases until at least August 22. All ongoing eviction cases are on hold until further notice. If you already went to court and lost your eviction case, a marshal cannot physically remove you and your belongings until at least August 3. This means you cannot be evicted right now, and you do not have to move right now.

If your landlord wants to evict you, they must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, they cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. Read this article to learn your rights and how you can try to stop the eviction process.

All renters (also called tenants) have legal rights. You have these rights even if you don't have a written lease, and even if you signed an agreement telling your landlord you would give up your rights.

The landlord must return your security deposit when you move out unless your apartment has been damaged. Read this article to learn your rights if your landlord won't give your security deposit back, what you can do about rent increases, special protections for seniors, and more.

The law says your landlord must make your apartment clean and safe when you move in and keep the apartment in good condition while you live there.

You cannot be forced out of your apartment while your landlord is in foreclosure. The law protects your right to stay in your home.

If you have a disagreement or problem with your housing authority, you can use something called a grievance procedure to try to fix the problem. Also learn about steps you can take if you were denied public housing.

This article explains Connecticut laws about lead poisoning.

State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin, religion, and ancestry. 

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If a Housing Code, Health Department or other official ordered you to move because your apartment is not safe, you may be able to get help from your town under Connecticut's Uniform Relocation Assistance Act.

Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, you can get an additional two months to pay your May rent if you have been affected by COVID-19. To get the additional two months to pay your May rent, you must tell your landlord in writing (by email, text message, or letter) on or before the 9th day after it was due that you need this extension and explain that you cannot pay your May rent on time for a reason related to COVID-19.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your April, May, or June 2020 rent.

If you have bed bugs, you are not alone. Cases of bed bugs have been on the rise, especially in the last ten years. Here is some information about dealing with a bed bug infestation.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

Below is a letter you can use to tell your landlord you can’t pay your rent for a reason related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, there is no rent extension for June or July, but you should ask your landlord to make a payment plan. If you are able to make a payment plan, try to get the agreement in writing and save a copy for your records.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

This article, by the State of CT Judicial Branch, covers the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Connecticut.

Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.

Read this booklet to learn about Small claims court in Connecticut. Small claims court allows one person to sue another person for up to $5,000. Many people can go to small claims court without a lawyer.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are fighting an eviction in court and you don't have a lawyer.

Here are some common myths about renting an apartment in Connecticut. Watch this video to learn your rights and help protect yourself as a renter.

You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent, and has utilities that work. Landlords must provide working equipment for utilities including heating, electricity, plumbing, and both hot and cold running water.

Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. This video explains what to do if your apartment needs repairs.

If you were displaced from your home by City of Hartford code enforcement officials from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2015, your rights may be affected by a proposed class action settlement.

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Landlord/Tenant

As of right now, landlords cannot start most new eviction cases until at least August 22. All ongoing eviction cases are on hold until further notice. If you already went to court and lost your eviction case, a marshal cannot physically remove you and your belongings until at least August 3. This means you cannot be evicted right now, and you do not have to move right now.

If your landlord wants to evict you, they must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, they cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. Read this article to learn your rights and how you can try to stop the eviction process.

All renters (also called tenants) have legal rights. You have these rights even if you don't have a written lease, and even if you signed an agreement telling your landlord you would give up your rights.

The landlord must return your security deposit when you move out unless your apartment has been damaged. Read this article to learn your rights if your landlord won't give your security deposit back, what you can do about rent increases, special protections for seniors, and more.

The law says your landlord must make your apartment clean and safe when you move in and keep the apartment in good condition while you live there.

You cannot be forced out of your apartment while your landlord is in foreclosure. The law protects your right to stay in your home.

If you have a disagreement or problem with your housing authority, you can use something called a grievance procedure to try to fix the problem. Also learn about steps you can take if you were denied public housing.

This article explains Connecticut laws about lead poisoning.

State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin, religion, and ancestry. 

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If a Housing Code, Health Department or other official ordered you to move because your apartment is not safe, you may be able to get help from your town under Connecticut's Uniform Relocation Assistance Act.

Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, you can get an additional two months to pay your May rent if you have been affected by COVID-19. To get the additional two months to pay your May rent, you must tell your landlord in writing (by email, text message, or letter) on or before the 9th day after it was due that you need this extension and explain that you cannot pay your May rent on time for a reason related to COVID-19.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your April, May, or June 2020 rent.

If you have bed bugs, you are not alone. Cases of bed bugs have been on the rise, especially in the last ten years. Here is some information about dealing with a bed bug infestation.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

Below is a letter you can use to tell your landlord you can’t pay your rent for a reason related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, there is no rent extension for June or July, but you should ask your landlord to make a payment plan. If you are able to make a payment plan, try to get the agreement in writing and save a copy for your records.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

This article, by the State of CT Judicial Branch, covers the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Connecticut.

Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.

Read this booklet to learn about Small claims court in Connecticut. Small claims court allows one person to sue another person for up to $5,000. Many people can go to small claims court without a lawyer.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are fighting an eviction in court and you don't have a lawyer.

Here are some common myths about renting an apartment in Connecticut. Watch this video to learn your rights and help protect yourself as a renter.

You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent, and has utilities that work. Landlords must provide working equipment for utilities including heating, electricity, plumbing, and both hot and cold running water.

Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. This video explains what to do if your apartment needs repairs.

If you were displaced from your home by City of Hartford code enforcement officials from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2015, your rights may be affected by a proposed class action settlement.