Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Connecticut Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I have been asked to sign my daughters lease with her. She will get renters insurance,. Am I protected?

She is a college student. I will not be living there.

I am concerned about liability.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
answered on Jul 12, 2017

Renters insurance doesn't protect your personal liability to the landlord, only if she names you on the policy will you be protected if someone is injured on the property or items are stolen, or flood/fire etc depending on the extent of the policy.. If she doesn't pay the rent, you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, I am a tenant in a single family home in Connecticut. The house has central air but has failed today.

The landlord is not going to fix it and told me it is "common for the a/c to fail on very hot days, as the ducts in the attic get too hot". ??? Do I have a right to withhold rent until the conditions are made habitable?

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
answered on Aug 15, 2016

No, the failure of AC does not make the house uninhabitable.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I have dogs and they are on the lease can my landlord force me to get rid of my dog for a one time incadent
Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
answered on Aug 14, 2016

What is the current language on the lease? It seems to me it is foreseeable that a tenant's dog might bite someone so it likely is covered in the language of the leas.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: Tenant gave notice to move but has not payed the last months rent do we evict, take to small claims court, keep security

The tenant feels he should not have to pay the last months rent as he wants to move out on October 18th in the middle of the month and just pay partial rent. We said he needs to pay for the whole month so he just hasn't paid anything. The lease was originally a year to year lease but rolled... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Oct 6, 2015

Evidently he has not yet moved out, so it is unclear what you mean when you ask if you can hold the security deposit. Of course you can, until he has moved out.

When he does move out, you apply the deposit to any damages, to rent he owes, and to fill the fuel tank. He gets whatever is...
Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.