Recent Changes in Connecticut
Landlord-Tenant Law that
You NEED to Know
On October 1, 2017, four changes to Connecticut Landlord and Tenant Law became effective. Below, we examine the second of the new and amended laws and what they mean to landlords:
CHANGE # 2: PA 17-171 shortens the time tenants must wait when a landlord fails to provide essential services before securing substitute housing from two business days to 48 hours.
Through a relatively small change in the law, tenants may now secure substitute housing at the landlord's expense 48 hours after notifying their landlord of the landlord's failure to provide any required essential service (such as heat, running water, hot water, electricity, or gas). This is a reduction from two business days. See C.G.S. §47a-13(a).