Connecticut Notice to Quit | Lease Termination Letter

Connecticut Notice to Quit | Lease Termination Letter

Last updated September 23rd, 2021

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A Connecticut lease termination letter is a notice informing a tenant that the landlord intends on terminating their rental agreement. There are no Connecticut laws that implement a notice period for terminating a lease; however, most lease agreements will contain a stipulation that states that the landlord is required to provide the tenant a certain number of days’ notice to vacate the premises.

A lease termination letter does not have to include cause for discontinuing the rental arrangement. (For any non-compliance or violation perpetrated by the tenant, a landlord can use a 3-Day Notice to Quit or a 15-Day Notice to Cure Violation, depending on the type of breach.) The tenant is required to vacate the premises within the notice period defined in the termination letter. If they fail to do so within this time frame, the landlord will have cause to serve a 3-Day Notice to Quit.

Laws – Not mentioned in state statutes.

Other Applicable Laws

  • Length of Term (§ 47a-3) – Landlord and tenant may agree upon the length of the lease in a rental agreement.
  • Term in Absence of Agreement (§ 47a-3b) – Without a rental contract, the tenancy is considered to be month-to-month unless rent is paid weekly, in which case it becomes a week-to-week tenancy.
  • Holding Over Lease (§ 47a-3d) – Leases demanding monthly rent without an agreed-upon termination date shall be interpreted as being one month only; a tenant holding over is not evidence of an extended lease.