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Eviction Process in Connecticut

Eviction Process In Connecticut

If you are being evicted in the state of Colorado, you may not know how to proceed. Learning about the eviction process in Colorado can help you understand your rights and options under the law. After reading this guide, you will understand the steps involved in the eviction process in Colorado and how long each step will take.

Getting Notice

If your landlord believes you have violated a premise of your lease that can be remedied by you, he or she must start the eviction process in Connecticut by serving you first with a “Kapa Notice,” which will give you fifteen days to cure the breach in your lease. If you have not paid rent or you do not cure the breach you were notified of in the Kapa notice, you will be given a “notice to quit,” which gives you at least three full days before your landlord can continue the eviction process in Connecticut courts.

Court Filings and Hearings

If you do not vacate your property within the specified time on your notice to quit, your landlord has the right to file an eviction suit in a court of law. Your landlord will file a summons and complaint with the court, along with a copy of the notice to quit that you were issued.

This part of the eviction process in Connecticut usually involves being served the complaint and summons by a process server. The papers you are served will include information regarding when you must file an answer to the complaint. If you do not file an answer to the complaint by the deadline given, the eviction process in Connecticut will continue with giving your landlord a default judgment.

If you wish to contest your eviction, for instance, by saying that your landlord breached your lease agreement, you must file your answer to the complaint within the time outlined in the court papers you receive.

Judgment for Immediate Possession

If your landlord wins the eviction hearing (either at trial or by default), the next step in the eviction process in Connecticut is that you will be served with a judgment for immediate possession. You will be granted a five day stay that prevents the sheriff from forcibly removing you for five days. If you can pay back the full amount of back rent in that five days, you may petition the court to stay in your house for up to three additional months.

After this five day period ends, you will be given a final notice that you have 24 hours to vacate before you can be forcibly removed. Since being removed forcibly can be an embarrassing process, and since at this point there is no way to avoid the removal, it is probably in your best interests to leave the property before the sheriff's deputies arrive.

Disposal of Property

The eviction process in Connecticut allows the county to store any personal belongings left on the premises and charge you for storage. If you do not pick up the items and pay for storage, they may be sold by the sheriff's office.

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