Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-68f-6 - Landlord's Obligations

Current through March 4, 2022

The lease shall set forth the landlord's obligations under the lease, which obligations are in addition to the landlord's responsibilities in section 47a-7 of the Connecticut General Statutes, and which shall include the following:

(1) To maintain the dwelling unit and the premises in decent, safe and sanitary condition;
(2) To comply with requirements of the applicable building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety;
(3) To make necessary repairs to the dwelling unit;
(4) To keep the premises and facilities, not otherwise assigned to the tenant for maintenance and upkeep pursuant to section 8-68f-7(b) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, in a clean and safe condition;
(5) To maintain in good and safe working order and condition electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord;
(6) To provide, maintain and arrange for the removal of appropriate receptacles and facilities, except for indoor containers for the exclusive use of an individual tenant household, for the deposit of ashes, garbage, rubbish and other waste removed from the dwelling unit by the tenant in accordance with section 8-68f-7(a)(6) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies;
(7) To supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water at all times and reasonable amounts of heat in compliance with section 19a-109 of the Connecticut General Statutes, except where the building that includes the dwelling unit is not required by law to be equipped for that purpose, or where heat or hot water is generated by an installation within the exclusive control of the tenant and supplied by a direct utility connection;
(8) To provide the tenant with a written receipt for cash payment of rent that shall comply with section 47a-3a(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, provided the landlord's policies permit cash payments;
(9) To provide written notice to the tenant of the specific grounds for any proposed adverse action by the landlord. Such adverse action includes, but is not limited to, a proposed lease termination, the transfer of the tenant to another dwelling unit, the imposition of any charges or assessments as set forth in section 8-68f-3 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, or the imposition of charges for maintenance and repair, or for excess consumption of utilities.
(10) When the landlord is required to afford the tenant an opportunity for a hearing under the landlord's grievance procedure for a grievance concerning a proposed adverse action:
(A) The notice of proposed adverse action shall inform the tenant of the right to request a hearing. In the case of a proposed lease termination, a notice of lease termination provided in accordance with section 8-68f-11 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies shall constitute adequate notice of proposed adverse action.
(B) In the case of a proposed adverse action other than a proposed lease termination, the landlord shall not take the proposed adverse action until the time for the tenant to request a hearing has expired, and if a hearing was timely requested by the tenant, the grievance process has been completed.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-68f-6
Effective July 11, 2014

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