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Rental Basics in New Haven County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 21, 2012
David Popoff answered:
Yes in Connecticut Landlords are allowed up to two months rent as security deposits. This limit is reduced to one month's rent if a tenant is 62 years of age or older.
See two helpful links below.

http://www.ct.gov/dob/cwp/view.asp?a=2247&q=299050&dobNAV_GID=1659

http://www.dmkpropertymanagementllc.com/pages/Resources
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Wed May 2, 2012
Amh2007 asked:
The landlord lives in the basement i occupy the first floor, and he has rented out the upper floor to tenants, does this make it illegal since the property is a single family home
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I represent a lot of landlords on rental transactions. We do a full background check, including credit report, criminal history and eviction history. The cost for such a report is only about $25. We also insist on employment verification. Another thing you could do is to get references from former landlords. And, of course, you are correct, an interview, and a good first impression, can be very helpful. ... more
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
Dave you need to read your terms of your mortgage, it may allow you to rent it out if you have lived there for a specific amount of time. Some loand if owner occupied do not allow you to rent at all. Most home owners do not follow their mortgage but to do it right, you need to read what is in your specific mortgage. ... more
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Dan Ross answered:
Are you asking about interest owed to you on a rental deposit? If so, I think the law allows 1% interest per year with the exception of any months you were late with your payment (after the 5th of the month). No interest is owed for those months. To be sure, you can check on the state Dept of Consumer Protection web site. ... more
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Emily Bodman answered:
There are a bunch of apartments around. Condo/townhouse communitiesi, and there are also many houses both single family and multi family. There is a lot out there, it just depends on what you're looking for. when it comes to utilities included, ammenities, floor plans, and how many people you're living with. You can find a lot onf trulia.com. I've been looking around the area too and there's all sorts of stuff out there. ... more
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Realtor4u answered:
Hi Lori

I just did a search on the MLS and there are 8 3 bedroom homes for rent in Hamden at the current time. The prices list from 1700 per mo to 4500 per mo. Hope this helps.
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Sun Dec 5, 2010
Drea answered:
As an serial rentar in Connecticut and about to purchase a house (thank goodness) - I have dealt with many apartments and was told an apartment was illegal if it had only 1 entrance (fire hazard). Plus that scary metal cylinder seems like a fire might actually happen... Hope this helps~ ... more
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Sat May 7, 2011
Dan Ross answered:
First of all, if you have a lease, you will not have to move. A new owner must honor any written lease you have. If you don't have one, then ask the currrent owner if he/she will sign one with you.
If you do have to move, ask the landlord if he/she will give you a letter of recommendation. If you were always on time with the rent, that shouldn't be a problem.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If a prospective landlord sees good payment history, that usually means more than the bankruptcy, but it is always a judgement call on their part.
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