Connecticut Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

Last Updated: March 30, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

A Connecticut month-to-month lease agreement is a contract (written or oral) that allows a tenant to rent property from a landlord, in exchange for a fee (“rent”), for a period of thirty days at a time. The agreement remains active until either party gives proper notice to end it.

Note: For fixed term leases in Connecticut (i.e., 1-year), click here.

How do Connecticut Month-to-Month Lease Agreements Work?

A landlord and tenant can enter into a month-to-month lease through a written contract or oral agreement. It does not have to be written.

Once the lease is active, both parties are given full rights under Connecticut landlord tenant law. This includes the landlord’s responsibility to provide a living space, the tenant’s responsibility to pay rent in a timely manner and all other rights and responsibilities.

How Much Notice is Needed to End the Lease?

In Connecticut, either party may terminate a month-to-month lease agreement by giving at least 3 days’ notice.

Notice must be provided in written form.

How Much Notice is Needed to Raise the Rent?

In Connecticut, no prior notice is required for an increase in rent. If a tenant is renting on a month-to-month basis, the rent can be raised on a monthly basis.

Are There Notice Delivery Requirements?

In Connecticut there are notice delivery requirements. In the case of the tenant, the notice must be delivered in person. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 47-a-23(b)

Notice must be provided in written form.

How are Month-to-Month Tenants Evicted in Connecticut?

After the landlord gives proper notice, and that period of time elapses, the lease expires and is no longer active.

If a tenant remains on the property after lease expiry, the landlord may move forward with the eviction process to remove the tenant by filing a complaint with the applicable county court in Connecticut. The process for eviction can be completed in 4-7 weeks but can take longer depending on the circumstances.

For more information on the eviction process in Connecticut, click here.