Connecticut General Statutes Title 47A. Landlord and Tenant § 47a-12. Breach of agreement by landlord. Tenant's remedies

(a) If there is a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or a noncompliance with section 47a-7 which materially affects health and safety, the tenant may deliver a written notice to the landlord specifying the acts and omissions constituting the breach.  If the breach is not remedied within fifteen days after receipt of the notice, the rental agreement shall terminate on such date.  If substantially the same act or omission which constituted a prior noncompliance of which notice was given, recurs within six months of the first act of noncompliance, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement upon at least fourteen days written notice specifying (1) the date the breach complained of occurred and (2) the date the tenant intends to terminate the rental agreement by vacating the premises, which date shall be within thirty days of such breach.

(b) The tenant may not terminate the rental agreement under subsection (a) of this section for a condition caused by the wilful or negligent act or omission of such tenant, a member of his family, or other person on the premises with his consent.

(c) This section shall apply only to leases in which the term of the tenancy is more than one month.

(d) Nothing in this section shall in any way restrict the tenant's use of other remedies available to him.


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