Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: April 23, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a lease violation, such as damaging property or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of others. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction or eviction for the following tenant violations:

  • Health  or safety violation
  • Damage to the rental property
  • Occupancy limit violation
  • Interference with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors
  • Refusal to allow lawful landlord access
  • Other violations of the lease

Some types of Connecticut lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

Many Connecticut properties are federally entitled to a minimum 30 days of advance notice before a landlord can file for eviction. This minimum applies to any residential property covered by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, even after the act’s other protections have expired.

    How To Write a Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

    To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

    1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
    2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, and the corrective action(s) needed to prevent termination
    3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
    4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
    5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
    6. Print name and sign the notice
    7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

    It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

    How To Serve a Connecticut 15 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

    Connecticut landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate by any method which effectively brings it to the tenant’s attention. The gold standard for notice delivery in the state is to hand-deliver notice to the tenant or else leave the notice at the tenant’s address.

    In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.