Connecticut Eviction Notice Forms

A Connecticut eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 3 days to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Connecticut.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices, and types of notices for all possible grounds for eviction.

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Information Required for All Connecticut Notices

Under Connecticut law, the eviction notice must contain the following exact language or language that means substantially the same thing as the following:

“I (or we) hereby give you notice that you are to quit possession or occupancy of the (land, building, apartment or dwelling unit, or of any trailer or any land upon which a trailer is used or stands, as the case may be), now occupied by you at (here insert the address, including apartment number or other designation, as applicable)…

“On or before the (here insert the date) for the following reason (here insert the reason or reasons for the notice to quit possession or occupancy using the statutory language or words of similar import, also the date and place of signing notice).”

It may also be a good idea to ensure that the notice also includes the name and contact information of the person being evicted, just to be sure the correct person receives the notice.

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Connecticut, landlords can deliver an eviction notice by one of the following methods :

  • Giving it to the tenant in person
  • Leaving the notice at the rental unit if the tenant is not available
  • Publishing the notice in a local newspaper if the tenant’s current whereabouts are unknown

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

3-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to Connecticut law, rent is considered late if it is paid 4 days after the due date for a one-week tenancy, or 9 days after the due date for all other tenancies.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 3-Day Notice to Quit if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant 3 days to move out in order to avoid eviction.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed.

Get the downloadable 3-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

15-Day Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in Connecticut if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

Connecticut landlords must allow tenants to correct a material noncompliance with the lease/rental agreement by providing them with a 15-Day Notice to Comply, giving the tenant 15 days to correct the issue in order to avoid eviction.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy, and material health/safety violations.

Examples of material health/safety violations could include letting trash pile up inside the rental unit, providing a harbor for rodents or bugs, or even things like damaging the electrical wiring in the rental unit.

Note that illegal activity is not included in this category.

If the tenant fails to correct the violation/remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice must include :

  • The specific lease violation(s)
  • What the tenant can do to remedy the violation
  • The date the lease will terminate if the tenant doesn’t comply within the deadline

Get the downloadable 15-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants

In the state of Connecticut, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.

Regardless of the length or type of tenancy, landlords are required to give all tenants 3 days’ written notice to vacate the rental unit.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 3-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Eviction Notice for Owner’s Personal Use

If the landlord/owner decides that they no longer want to rent out the unit, and instead want to live in the rental unit/property themselves, then the landlord must give their tenant 3 days’ written notice to vacate the rental unit.

Tenants do not have an option to remain in the rental unit in these cases and must move out.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 3-Day Eviction Notice for Owner’s Personal Use form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Eviction Notice for Discontinuance of Use

If the landlord/owner decides that they no longer want to rent out the rental property, and the property is going to sit unused, then the landlord must give their tenants 3 days’ written notice prior to proceeding with the eviction process.

Tenants do not have an option to remain in the rental unit in these cases and must move out.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 3-Day Eviction Notice for Discontinuance of Use form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Eviction Notice for Refusal to Accept Rent Increase

If tenants in Connecticut refuse to accept a fair, equitable rent increase, landlords may give their tenants 3 days’ written notice to vacate the rental unit.

Tenants do not have an option to remain in the rental unit in these cases and must move out.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 3-Day Eviction Notice for Refusal to Accept Rent Increase form template below (.pdf direct link).

15-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity

Tenants who are involved in illegal activity must be given 15 days’ written notice before the landlord can proceed with an eviction action.

In Connecticut, illegal activity includes :

  • Causing/allowing a nuisance
  • Inflicting/threatening bodily harm on another tenant/landlord
  • Causing substantial, willful property damage
  • Prostitution on the premises
  • Illegal sale of drugs on the premises
  • Endangering the health/safety of other tenants/landlord

However, no written notice is required if a tenant is convicted of using the rental unit for prostitution or illegal gaming. In these cases, the landlord may file an eviction action without giving tenants prior written notice.

For all other types of illegal activity, if the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include :

  • The specific lease violation(s)
  • The date the tenancy will terminate

Get the downloadable 15-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).