Executive Order 7000

On August 21 Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 7000. The order extends the moratorium on residential evictions until October 1, 2020. There three exceptions to this moratorium. The exceptions are-

*nonpayment of rent due on or before February 29, 2020

*serious nuisance as defined in the Connecticut General Statues

*for a bona fide intention by the landlord to use the dwelling unit as the landlord's principal residence. (This exception only applies after the term of any rental agreement has expired.)

A notice to quit for nonpayment issued before October 1, 2020 must recite the period of time before February 29, 2020 for which the rent has not been paid.

All notices to quit issued before October 1, 2020 for the purpose of the landlord using the premises for his/her principal residence must state that reason and specify when the lease expired.

The full text of Executive Order 7000 and all of Governor Lamont's Covid related Executive Orders can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus