A Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacateis a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.
When To Use an Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate
A Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:
Any standard tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency
An expired lease
A rental with no written lease
Some types of Connecticutlease 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.
In Connecticut, certain protected tenants renting from landlords who own five (5) or more residential dwellings can only have their lease terminated or non-renewed for cause (nonpayment of rent or a serious lease violation).
How To Write an Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
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 Notice To Vacate in Connecticut
Connecticut law requires service of a termination notice by a sheriff, marshal, or other proper officer or indifferent person. It must be hand-delivered to the receiving party or a person at the same address of suitable age and discretion.
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.
There are a few housing arrangements which are exempted from summary process:
See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 47a-2- Arrangements exempted from Summary Process
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 47a-2 (a)(6)- A disabled person may not have to go through summary process to remove a personal care assistant, who is employed to assist or support a disabled person with daily living activities or housekeeping chores and is provided dwelling space in the personal residence of such disabled person as a benefit or condition of such employment.
“Good Cause” to evict seniors or individuals with disabilities. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 47a-2c.
If a tenant is
– 62 years or older or whose spouse, sibling, parent or grandparent is sixty-two years of age or older and permanently resides with that tenant; or- disabled; and– lives in a building of five or more units, or- resides in a mobile manufactured home park, then
– the landlord must have good cause to evict (e.g. non-payment of rent, serious nuisance).
Permissible reasons are found at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 47a-23c (b)(1).
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.