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Reasons for Eviction

Ironclad Property Management - Sunday, August 20, 2023

When it comes to property management, one of the most challenging aspects for landlords is navigating the eviction process. Evictions can be time-consuming, legally complex, and emotionally draining for both property owners and tenants.

 However, with the assistance of our Ironclad Property Management experts, you can streamline the eviction process while ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations.

Reasons for Eviction

In Connecticut, like in many other states, landlords may initiate eviction proceedings for various valid reasons. It's important to note that evictions must follow the proper legal procedures outlined in Connecticut landlord-tenant law. Here are some common reasons for eviction in Connecticut:

-Non-Payment of Rent: The most common reason for eviction is when a tenant fails to pay rent on time or consistently falls behind on rent payments.

-Lease Violations: If a tenant violates the terms of the lease agreement, such as causing significant property damage, engaging in illegal activities on the premises, or subletting without permission, the landlord may start eviction proceedings.

-Expiration of Lease Term: If a lease agreement has a specific end date, and the tenant remains in the property beyond that date without renewing the lease or obtaining the landlord's permission, eviction proceedings may be initiated.

-Nuisance and Disruption: If a tenant's behavior disturbs the peace and enjoyment of other residents or causes a nuisance in the neighborhood, the landlord may have grounds for eviction.

-Health and Safety Violations: If a tenant fails to maintain the property in a reasonably clean and safe condition or engages in actions that endanger the health or safety of others, eviction may be warranted.

-Illegal Activities: Engaging in illegal activities, such as drug-related offenses, on the rental property is grounds for eviction.

-Holdover Tenancy: If a tenant remains in the property after the lease has expired without the landlord's consent, they may be considered a holdover tenant and subject to eviction.

-Unauthorized Pet: If a lease explicitly prohibits pets, and the tenant brings a pet onto the property without the landlord's permission, eviction may be pursued.

It's crucial for landlords in Connecticut to be familiar with state and local laws governing evictions to ensure they follow the correct legal procedures. Evictions must be done in compliance with the law, and tenants have rights during the eviction process, including receiving proper notice and the opportunity to respond to eviction proceedings.

Need Expert Eviction Assistance? At Ironclad Property Management we will be happy to help you.  Please contact us at 203 – 401 - 8444