Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: September 1, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used to end any tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency, with or without a written lease. Either party may deliver this letter at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period.

When to Use an Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Connecticut 30-Day Notice to Vacate to end any tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency, with or without a written lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with an expired lease.

Landlords with five (5) or more residential dwellings cannot terminate a lease or refuse to renew a lease agreement if the tenant qualifies for special protections under the law. A tenant with special protections may only be evicted if the landlord has cause. In Connecticut, examples of cause include nonpayment of rent or an incurable breach of the lease.

How to Write an Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Connecticut

A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Connecticut using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party.

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