Connecticut Landlord Notice to Enter

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Connecticut landlord’s notice to enter permits a landlord to enter an occupied property with reasonable written or oral notice. Except in cases of emergency, the landlord may only enter at reasonable times, and may not abuse the right of entry to harass the tenant.

Laws§ 47a-16

Notice can be used for

  • Inspecting the premises;
  • Make necessary or agreed to repairs, alterations or improvements;
  • Supply necessary or agreed to services; or
  • Exhibit the dwelling unit to purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workmen or contractors, whether prospective or actual.

Other Landlord Access

Court Order (§ 47a-16): If a court order is obtained, the landlord may enter the dwelling without consent.

Emergency (§ 47a-16): In emergency circumstances, such as flooding or other events, the landlord may enter the property without giving notice or obtaining consent.

Abandonment (§ 47a-16): If the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the premises the landlord may enter and reclaim the property.