Landlord/Tenant

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, tell the court clerk you want to apply for a fee waiver – which means the court will not charge you. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits (such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI) or if your income is very low. This article gives the...
All renters (also called tenants) have legal rights. You have these rights even if you do not have a written lease agreement, or you signed an agreement or told your landlord you will give up your rights. This article explains renters' rights and responsibilities.
You have a right to a safe and decent place to live. Your landlord is breaking the law if your apartment is not kept in good condition. Read this article to learn your rights, what your landlord should be doing or fixing, what you can do if the repairs are not made, how to take your landlord to...
What can I do if I have a disagreement or problem with the housing authority? What is the grievance procedure? When can I use the grievance procedure?
Can my landlord evict me? Can he lock me out? In most cases, you cannot be locked out. And, unless your landlord has a legal court order to evict you, you can stay in your apartment. Read this to learn your rights, what you can do, what happens in court, and more.
State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin, religion, and ancestry.  The Connecticut Fair Housing Center has a complete list of everyone who is protected from discriminatio
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, and more.
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.
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.
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.
Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.
Here are some resources to help you find an apartment, including dealing with discrimination, references, security deposits, staying in your apartment, moving out, the security deposit guarantee program, and more.
The landlord must return all of your security deposit when you move out unless your apartment has been damaged. Get tips on what to do before you move in, while you live there, and when you move out. Find out what you can do if you don’t get your security deposit back. This article also talks about...
Small Claims Court has special rules that make representing yourself easier and the process faster. The court decides if the person suing should get money to compensate (pay back) for the loss. Read this article to find out: What you can sue for, how you start it, what happens at the hearing and...
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted.
You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent and has utilities that work. Your landlord must make sure these utilities are working: heating system, lighting, hot and cold running water, and plumbing. Read this booklet to find out what you can do if your heat or other utilities are not...
As a renter, you can’t be forced to move out right away. Renters have rights even when the landlord is facing foreclosure. Keep paying your rent or you could be evicted. Read this to learn: when you must move, what to do if you get eviction papers or if you need more time to move, who is...
The Blue Book for Connecticut gives you information about whether you qualify for HUD housing, information about applying, and a directory of HUD housing in Connecticut.  For more information and assistance with housing, visit the 2-1...
If your landlord locks you out of your apartment and you can not afford a lawyer, this guild will help you represent yourself in court. Also see the legal aid guide, Evictions and Lockouts.By: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
A publication of the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
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...
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.Get a PDF of this video that you can print...
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.This slideshow will walk you through the fee...
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. The first thing you should do is ask your landlord to make the repairs. If that doesn’t work, keep paying your...