Renters and Landlords: Exploring Legal Obligations

Renters and Landlords: Exploring Legal ObligationsAs a tenant, you have rights that you are entitled to. Regardless of if you signed a written agreement/lease or not, there are certain requirements that must be upheld at all times. As we take a closer look at the obligations both your landlord and you have, ensure you are adequately protected with a customized Connecticut Renters Insurance policy to secure your assets and belongings.

Your landlord must do the following:

First and foremost, your landlord is required to uphold safety and sanitary regulations. According to CT Law Help, they must follow all health and safety laws so that the building, apartments, and common areas are safe- common areas include the driveway, yard, halls, and laundry rooms. Next, they must make all necessary repairs in order to keep your apartment livable (including heat, water, and hot water). Furthermore, they must ensure all electrical, heating, plumbing, and ventilation systems are in good working order. Finally, landlords are required to remove any paint that contained lead as it is a significant threat to both pregnant and young children.

If any of these requirements are not being met, you are eligible to report this negligence to the city’s housing code enforcement agency. However, do not stop paying rent until a court has allowed you to do so.

As a renter, you must do the following:

Take care of the dwelling and keep it as clean as possible. Further, you are required to follow all fire and safety codes that are relevant to you. Next, while it may sound obvious, renters are not permitted to damage, destroy, or take property without obtaining approval. Lastly, you must pay rent. Even if there are discrepancies with the dwelling or the landlord, you are obligated to pay rent until a court has deemed otherwise, as mentioned above.

At Byrnes Agency, we are here to serve your renters insurance needs. Our cost-effective solutions and our dedication to customer service have allowed us to serve Connecticut for over 80 years. For more information, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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