SECURITY DEPOSITS - CONNECTICUT

 

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WHAT IS A SECURITY DEPOSIT?

A security deposit is any advance rental payment other than an advance for the first month's rent or a deposit for a key or any special equipment. A security deposit remains the tenant's property but the landlord holds a security interest in it. Security deposits must be kept in an escrow account in a Connecticut bank.

You can find more information on issues related to security deposits on the web at Rental Security Deposits: Key Issues for Landlords and Tenants by the State of Connecticut Department of Banking, and Security Deposits and Rent Increases by the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC).

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service names:

  • Rental Security Deposit Complaints
  • Legal Issues Education/Information
  • Landlord/Tenant Assistance
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    SOURCES: Tenant's Rights:Security Deposits © Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut; Rental Security Deposits:Key Issues for Landlords and Tenants, Connecticut Department of Banking
    PREPARED BY: 211/kq
    CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2014