§ 47a-1 Definitions
§ 47a-2 Arrangements exempted from application of title. Applicability of title to mobile manufactured homes and home parks. Transient occupancy in hotel, motel or similar lodging
§ 47a-3 Rental agreement: Permissible terms
§ 47a-3a Rental agreement: Payment of rent. Written receipt for cash payment
§ 47a-3b Rental agreement: Term of tenancy in absence of agreement
§ 47a-3c Payment in absence of rental agreement
§ 47a-3d Holding over not evidence of new lease. Determination of monthly lease
§ 47a-3e Notice to potential tenant when dwelling unit located in common interest community
§ 47a-3f Rental agreement: Notice re operative fire sprinkler system
§ 47a-4 Terms prohibited in rental agreement
§ 47a-4a Effect of failure to comply with section 47a-7
§ 47a-4b Commercial leases. Certain provisions void
§ 47a-4c Landlord prohibited from requiring electronic funds transfer as exclusive form of payment
§ 47a-5 Penalty for allowing occupancy without certificate of occupancy
§ 47a-6 Identification of landlord
§ 47a-6a Filing in designated municipal office of residential address of nonresident landlord
§ 47a-6b Civil penalties for failure to file residential address of nonresident landlord
§ 47a-7 Landlord’s responsibilities
§ 47a-7a Landlord and tenant responsibilities re bed bug infestations. Definitions. Notification to landlord. Inspection. Treatment. Liability of landlord. Injunction against tenant
§ 47a-8 Paint not conforming to standards renders property unfit
§ 47a-9 Landlord rules and regulations
§ 47a-10 Termination of responsibility
§ 47a-11 Tenant’s responsibilities
§ 47a-11a Abandonment of unit by tenant
§ 47a-11b Abandonment of unit by occupants. Landlord’s remedies
§ 47a-11c Breach of rental agreement by tenant. Measure of damages
§ 47a-11d Death of tenant. Landlord’s remedies
§ 47a-11e Termination of rental agreement by tenant who is a victim of family violence or sexual assault
§ 47a-12 Breach of agreement by landlord. Tenant’s remedies
§ 47a-13 Failure of landlord to supply essential services. Tenant’s remedies
§ 47a-13a Implementation of energy conservation measures by tenant
§ 47a-14 Damage or destruction of unit. Tenant’s remedies
§ 47a-14a Action for private receivership of tenement house. Complaint. Notice of action
§ 47a-14b Tenement receivership: Hearing by referee; judgment; no right to jury trial
§ 47a-14c Tenement receivership: Defense
§ 47a-14d Tenement receivership: Judgment
§ 47a-14e Tenement receivership: Owner’s right to collect rent moneys
§ 47a-14f Tenement receivership: Order to remove or remedy conditions in lieu of judgment; application for hearing for judgment
§ 47a-14g Tenement receivership: Judgment and appointment of receiver after failure to comply with order
§ 47a-14h Action by individual tenant to enforce landlord’s responsibilities. Payment of rent into court
§ 47a-15 Noncompliance by tenant. Remedy of breach by tenant. Landlord’s remedies
§ 47a-15a Nonpayment of rent by tenant: Landlord’s remedy
§ 47a-16 When landlord may enter rented unit
§ 47a-16a Notification by tenant of extended absence. When landlord may enter
§ 47a-17 Tenant to occupy only as dwelling unit
§ 47a-18 Judicial relief if tenant refuses entry
§ 47a-18a Judicial relief if landlord unlawfully enters
§ 47a-19 Rental agreement: Acceptance of rent when overdue
§ 47a-20 Retaliatory action by landlord prohibited
§ 47a-20a Actions deemed not retaliatory
§ 47a-20e Protection of tenant in foreclosed property
§ 47a-20f Offer of incentive to tenant in foreclosed property to vacate

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 830

  • Action: includes recoupment, counterclaim, set-off, cause of action and any other proceeding in which rights are determined, including an action for possession. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Building and housing codes: include any law, ordinance or governmental regulation concerning fitness for habitation or the construction, maintenance, operation, occupancy, use or appearance of any premises or dwelling unit. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dwelling unit: means any house or building, or portion thereof, which is occupied, is designed to be occupied, or is rented, leased or hired out to be occupied, as a home or residence of one or more persons. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landlord: means the owner, lessor or sublessor of the dwelling unit, the building of which it is a part or the premises. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Owner: means one or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested (1) all or part of the legal title to property, or (2) all or part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the premises and includes a mortgagee in possession. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, the state or any political subdivision thereof, or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, and any other legal or commercial entity. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Premises: means a dwelling unit and the structure of which it is a part and facilities and appurtenances therein and grounds, areas and facilities held out for the use of tenants generally or whose use is promised to the tenant. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Rent: means all periodic payments to be made to the landlord under the rental agreement. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Rental agreement: means all agreements, written or oral, and valid rules and regulations adopted under section 47a-9 or subsection (d) of section 21-70 embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a dwelling unit or premises. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Single-family residence: means a structure maintained and used as a single dwelling unit. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tenant: means the lessee, sublessee or person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit or premises to the exclusion of others or as is otherwise defined by law. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Tenement house: means any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased or hired out to be occupied, or is arranged or designed to be occupied, or is occupied, as the home or residence of three or more families, living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, and having a common right in the halls, stairways or yards. See Connecticut General Statutes 47a-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.