A Connecticut lease termination letter (3-day notice) is a formal document used by either the landlord or the tenant to end a month-to-month rental agreement. This notice grants the recipient three days to vacate the premises for specific termination reasons stipulated by Connecticut’s landlord-tenant statutes.
The letter typically includes the date, the names of the landlord and tenant, and the address of the rental property. Signatures from both parties are imperative to validate the notice and its compliance with the terms outlined in the lease agreement and state rental regulations.
In cases where the law does not mandate a specific minimum duration, the notice period should align with the language outlined in the signed rental agreement. Nevertheless, if a landlord is evicting under C.G.S.A. § 47a-23, a minimum of three days’ notice must be provided. Ideally, landlords should issue a notice of at least three days or follow the notice period specified in the lease, opting for the later deadline.
If a month-to-month lease requires a 30-day notice before termination, this requirement must be adhered to. Similarly, within a roommate lease agreement with a fixed term, specific notice days might be necessary from the departing party before the term concludes. These obligations must be followed since both parties have acknowledged and consented to them.
Governing Law — C.G.S.A. § 47a-23.
Reasons to Use a 3-Day Notice to Vacate
Below are some of the reasons for requesting a tenant in Connecticut to vacate the premises:
- Violation of Lease Terms: If a tenant violates specific terms of the lease agreement (other than non-payment of rent), the landlord may issue this type of notice. This could include violations such as unauthorized occupants, pets when not allowed, or illegal activities on the premises.
- Severe Damage to Property: If a tenant causes significant damage to the property that affects the health or safety conditions of the property, this type of notice is a common way to inform tenants that they need to vacate.