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Q: I paid rent within the 9day grave period & my landlord charged me 2 $40 fees. Does this mean they're evicting me?

We paid our rent 6 days late, within the 9day grace period. We got charged 2 $40 fees. One I think was for a demand for rent, and I'm afraid the other one might be because they want to evict us.

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Q: I live in Connecticut. My landlord/roommate asked me to pay his bills using his checkbook while he is out of town.

This would involve opening his mail. He signed multiple checks and wrote down which bills to pay. I would need to fill out the rest of check and mail them out. Is this illegal for me? Anyway I could get in trouble? Thank you

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Q: hi. i live at a program for folks with special needs. i was not given a front door key, but i pay rent. is that legal?

even during daytime/business hours i cannot let myself in.

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Q: Can anyone other than the landlord sign the lease?
T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Aug 1, 2023

Yes, in Connecticut, anyone who has the legal authority to sign contracts can sign the lease on behalf of the landlord. This could include the landlord's authorized agent, property manager, or a representative of a property management company. As long as the person signing the lease has the... View More

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Q: I live with my parents rent free can they prevent me from practicing my religion

They threatened to evict me if I practiced my religion

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 12, 2023

Unless your parents provide accommodations to the public, yes they can prohibit you from practicing your religion on premises they own or control.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I fell in my public housing and injured after a flood from the apartment above us that was under repair. What can I do

If I file a claim, can the housing authoritie make me leave or raise my rent.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And if public entities are involved, it's possible there could be notice of claim issues that require prompt filing action. Your best option is probably to reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: Tenant has denied entry for a mortgage inspection. I have provided advanced written notice. What should I do?

I have provided multiple written notices to enter a week in advance. The tenant continuously wants to reschedule. I cannot keep rescheduling with the bank. Not sure what to do at this point.

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answered on Sep 29, 2021

Hire a competent CT attorney to file an eviction action to recover possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: We are having a civil matter with the management in our apartment complex. The tenant below us smokes inside, and the

Second hand smoke comes inside our apartment. This has been causing health issues, and we wouldn’t of moved here if we knew it wasn’t non smoking as advertise on there web page and stated in the leased as no smoking. After complaining to management she responded with a letter saying that... View More

Paul C. Jensen Jr.
Paul C. Jensen Jr.
answered on Feb 27, 2021

You may have a claim for constructive eviction. Connecticut law provides that your landlord has the obligation to ensure that conditions do not render your unit "unfit or uninhabitable." Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 47a-7(a). Connecticut courts recognize that "[a]ny disturbance of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: No will. Step daughter started collecting rent for months before probate has started from step fathers rental property.

She refuses to disclose any information about payments she's been collecting with no right and we are just about to start probate in CT as Florida had to be started first. I am the decendents daughter and will be seeking Administrator responsibility as I am in florida now. Will she be facing... View More

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answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation and am sorry for your loss. To fully address your legal questions, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Connecticut residential lease- tenant signing and their attorney as trustee

i am the owner of a single family home that I am renting- A tenant is renting from me and has signed a lease with her attorney co signing as trustee (the attorney manages the tenants trust fund)- Does that mean the attorney is legally responsible if rent is not paid or home is damaged etc? i.e.-... View More

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick
answered on Jan 29, 2021

The attorney is signing in his capacity as trustee of the trust so he is not personally responsible the trust is. If you had to pursue the trust for payment you would name the attorney as trustee as defendant in a collection suit to obtain a judgment against the trust.

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Q: Can a landlord tell a renter that they have 30 days to leave the house they've been in for 12 years. What can we do?

The landlord is very sick and is in the process of gifting the house to a church and the person who said this to us hasn't signed the papers yet. We were broad sided with this.

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on Feb 27, 2020

Yes. This is something that happens depending on whether you are month to month tenants or under a lease. You would be well advised to consult with a housing attorney and explore your options as soon as possible. You have rights that might be wasted if you wait too long. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: can i quiet a title if i was awarded the property in a divorce but my ex wife quit claimed it to a third party?

i was awarded our marital property in a divorce but my ex wife quit claimed it to a third party. who thinks and feels they own the property but we both have a recorded deed? how can i quiet their title? or what course of action do i take

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Dec 3, 2019

I would need more information to provide a good answer, for instance, when did your ex wife quit claim the property to the third party and under what circumstances. Furthermore, I am assuming you did not sign the quit claim deed to the third party. If not, then your wife may have only quit claimed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I'm a holdover tenant in an apt in CT. My landlord proposed a lease addendum. If I sign it, will I still be a holdover?

The original one-year lease ended in 2012. I would like to keep my month-to-month tenancy. The proposed addendum does not include any language about timing/terms.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 30, 2019

In most states a "holdover tenant" is called a "tenant at sufferance"--which means you can be evicted at anytime--even without notice. However, if you are still paying your rent on a month=to-month basis, the law would probably allow you stay for at least 30 days from the date... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I have some questions about a couple general statutes in CT

I'm in a dispute with my landlord over shared metering in CT. He doesn't not provide us with a split bill, and cannot prove how much electricity we use. According to CGS § 16-262e, he should be liable to pay for the electricity. As far as I know he doesn't have a PURA certified sub... View More

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
answered on Jan 15, 2019

Please advise what your question is specifically in order to receive a helpful answer. Thanks!

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to enter a rental agreement (lease) for a property that is in probate?

It should be noted that the beneficiary - in this case, the deceased's wife, wants to rent it out. The property is in probate bc it was only in the deceased's name.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
answered on Sep 24, 2018

Short answer: Yes, it is possible.

Probate can tie-up a property for a long period of time, and it may be financially impractical for the property to remain unoccupied during that time.

The court will generally appoint an estate executor or personal representative. This...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: This is strange but I am renting a room out of a condo and the guy renting it to us put up a camera in the living room.

You can see when it's recording at certain times of the day

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jul 31, 2018

And the question is?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I am being evicted monday and want to stop this eviction. what forms do I need to fill out I live in CT. please help

also I have proof ive paid my rent which is why im being evicted and I owe them no money besides the notices to quit theyve charged me for because THEY thought I owed them money. please help can i counter sue? im taking work out of this and its emotional stressful

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Q: I have currently renting an apartment and I want to add my wife to the lease but she has a criminal background

Can I put her to the lease. What shall we do?

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Q: How to prove someone does not live with when a protective order prevents you from going home?

My brother was charged with threatening in the 2nd in Connecticut. He was released on bond and had his arraignment already. They continued the protective order and told him to prove his accuser does not live there after he told the judge she does not. Currently the mother of his 2 young children is... View More

Salvatore Bonanno
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answered on Feb 25, 2018

He has a few options. If he is the lawful owner of the residence, he can hire an attorney to begin an eviction process to lawfully remove the woman from his residence. If he is not the owner, then he should inform his landlord that the landlord needs her evicted, as he cannot enter the premises... View More

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Q: I am on a month to month lease, house just sold. What is the required notice for new landlord to ask me to leave?

old landlord has my security deposit and states that he will transfer it to new owner at closing. New owner has contacted me and is providing me 7 days notice to vacate. (no issues with late rent, etc)

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