Recently, a Federal Judge held that the federal stay on evictions was unconstitutional. That decision is stayed, pending appeal.
Connecticut also has a moratorium, which stops many evictions. The internet link to Executive Order 10A can be found below.
Several things to consider
- The order extends the Eviction Moratorium, preventing evictions in many cases.
- The moratorium applies to a “dwelling unit,” – where a person lives.
- An exception applies for a serious nuisance – although not defined, commonly this is very loud noise or illegal activity
- There is an exception where there is a “serious nonpayment of rent” – which is defined as being late for at least six months worth of rent due on or after March 1, 2020.
I am staring to encounter evictions in which a tenant is over 6 months behind on rent payments, and is in the middle of an eviction process. Typically the tenant has lost a job, and has been unable to pay the rent, so the rental past due amount increases. This pandemic situation started over 1 year ago, so it is not surprising that tenants are over 6 months behind on rental payments.
Attorney Robert M. Singer, 2752 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518,