A Connecticut rental application allows a landlord to select the most suitable individual for a residential tenancy by collecting pertinent information and performing background checks. All individuals intent on renting a residential unit from a landlord will receive an application form to fill out. Personal information, employment and rental history, income, and other important information must be provided by the prospective tenants. Landlords may charge applicants a fee for the processing of the rental application, including the cost for criminal background checks, credit reports, and the like.
Maximum Fees ($)
Application Fee (No Statute) – Landlords may charge tenants any amount for an application fee.
Pet Deposit (No Statute) – Landlords may charge tenants any amount for a pet fee or deposit.
Security Deposit (§ 47a-21(b)) – Landlord’s may not charge tenants a security deposit in an amount greater than the equivalent of two (2) months’ rent. If the tenant is over the age of sixty-two (62), the landlord may only demand a security deposit in an amount equal to one (1) month’s rent.