Create a Connecticut Lease Agreement with our attorney-drafted template!
A Connecticut lease agreement is a legal document between the landlord and the tenant for the named property. The landlord agrees to allow the tenant to use the property for a specific purpose and for a specific amount of time provided that the tenant pays a certain amount of money and abides by other obligations listed in the lease.
The most commonly used Connecticut lease agreements include commercial, standard residential, month-to-month, lease to own, roommate agreement, and a sublease agreement. All Connecticut lease agreements are subject to state law.
To write a Connecticut lease agreement, you must gather certain information. The most common elements of a residential lease include:
According to state law, Connecticut lease agreements must include the following disclosures:
In addition to the disclosures required by state law, there is a federal disclosure for lead-based paint that is required if a housing unit was built before 1978.
According to Connecticut law, the landlord cannot charge more than two months' rent as a security deposit from persons under the age of 62 years. For those 62 years and older, the landlord may not charge more than one' month of rent for a security deposit.
Security deposits must be returned, along with any accrued interest, within 30 days of the landlord reclaiming the property or within 15 days of receiving a forwarding address, whichever is later.