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Updated July 11, 2022

A Connecticut lease agreement is a legal contract written between an owner or agent and a tenant for a rental property. The tenant agrees to use the premises, either for residential or commercial purposes, for an agreed-upon length of time in exchange for a monthly payment to the landlord. Both parties are bound to the terms of the lease until its termination.

Rental Application – If a landlord/agent is unaware of the background and employment of a tenant and would like to verify they may do so with this document.

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Agreement Types (7)

Association of Realtors Residential Lease Agreement – From the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors but may be used statewide between a landlord and tenant.

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Commercial Lease Agreement – For any business-related use such as office, retail (store, restaurant, etc.), or industrial type of space.

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Month to Month Rental Agreement – Known as a “tenancy at will” with no end date in the contract, rather it is terminated via notice through a lease termination letter.

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Rent-to-Own Lease Agreement – Period of time allowed for the lessee to purchase the property at a pre-determined amount states in the contract. If the option is not used by the tenant the form works as a standard lease.

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Roommate (Room Rental) Agreement – For parties living in a shared housing arrangement.

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Standard Lease Agreement – The standard template for an arrangement between a landlord and tenant for the use of a residential property.

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Sublease Agreement – Allows the tenant of a property to accept a subtenant to take their place. Original lessee remains responsible until the end of the term.

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Required Disclosures (4)

Common Interest Community Disclosure  ( § 47a-3e ) – If the residence located in a common-interest community this disclosure must be attached.

Landlord Identity ( § 47a-6 ) – The Owner/Agent is required to identify themselves in the form and list where the tenant may send legal notices.

Landlord-Tenant Guide – The Rights and Responsibilities Guide should be given to every tenant in order for them to be aware of any and all bbin电竞官网官方永久 laws.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – According to federal law, all residential units built prior to 1978 must include this disclosure.


Access ( § 47a-16 ) – Landlord must give tenant reasonable notice to enter the premises for any repair, inspection, or need for the Owner/Agent to show the property.

Security Deposits

Maximum ( § 47a-21 ) – Landlord may request up to the equivalent amount of two (2) months’ rent from individuals under the age of sixty-two (62) years old. Although, individuals sixty-two (62) years and older may only be charged up to one (1) month’s rent.

Returning ( § 47a-21 ) – Tenant is due their deposit back, along with any accrued interest, within thirty (30) of handing the premises back to the landlord or within fifteen (15) days of receiving the tenant’s forwarding address, whichever is later.