A Connecticut 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an eviction document delivered to the tenant for a lease violation, such as damaging property or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of others. The tenant has the right to correct the lease violation or move out within fifteen (15) calendar days.
When to Use a Connecticut 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
Use a 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Connecticut:
- If the tenant committed a health /safety violation.
- If the tenant damaged the rental property.
- If the tenant violated the rules with too many people living at the premises.
- If the tenant interfered with the peace and enjoyment of others.
- If the tenant refused to allow the landlord access to the property.
- If the tenant violated the rules or terms of the lease agreement for any other reason.
If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:
- 3 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant has not paid rent (either in part or in full), within the four (4) day grace period for a one (1) week tenancy or within the nine (9) day grace period for all other tenancies.
- 3 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed an incurable breach of the lease or substantially the same act or omission, which recurred within six (6) months.
- 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant does not have a lease, has an expired lease or is on a periodic (i.e. month-to-month) lease.
How to Write a Connecticut 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
The Fifteen (15) Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Specify the rule or lease violation;
- Include any balance due, if applicable;
- Enter the date the breach must be cured by or the date the tenants must move out if the violation is not remedied;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints their name and signs the notice;
- Landlord includes their full address and phone number.
How to Serve a Connecticut 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
Landlords may deliver the notice to comply or vacate using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person; or
- Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion AND mailing the notice to the tenant by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.
- Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises AND mailing the notice to the tenant by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.
When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add three (3) additional days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.
- 1 CT Gen Stat § 47a-15
If there is a material noncompliance with section 47a-11 which materially affects the health and safety of the other tenants or materially affects the physical condition of the premises, or if there is a material noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement or a material noncompliance with the rules and regulations adopted in accordance with section 47a-9, and the landlord chooses to evict based on such noncompliance, the landlord shall deliver a written notice to the tenant specifying the acts or omissions constituting the breach and that the rental agreement shall terminate upon a date not less than fifteen days after receipt of the notice. If such breach can be remedied by repair by the tenant or payment of damages by the tenant to the landlord, and such breach is not so remedied within such fifteen-day period, the rental agreement shall terminate except that (1) if the breach is remediable by repairs or the payment of damages and the tenant adequately remedies the breach within such fifteen-day period, the rental agreement shall not terminate; or (2) if substantially the same act or omission for which notice was given recurs within six months, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement in accordance with the provisions of sections 47a-2v3 to 47a-23b, inclusiveSource Link
- 2 Federal Court Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 4
Notice Delivery: By delivering a copy to the individual personally; (B) leaving a copy of each at the individual’s dwelling or usual place of abode with someone of suitable age and discretion who resides there.Source Link
- 3 Federal Court Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 6
Additional Time After Certain Kinds of Service; Mail. When a party may or must act within a specified time after being served and service is made, 3 days are added after the period would otherwise expire under Rule 6(a).Source Link