Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-148c

Current through legislation from 2024 effective through May 9, 2024.
Section 7-148c - Considerations in determining rental charge to be excessive

In determining whether a rental charge or a proposed increase in a rental charge is so excessive, with due regard to all the circumstances, as to be harsh and unconscionable, a fair rent commission shall consider such of the following circumstances as are applicable to the type of accommodation:

(1) The rents charged for the same number of rooms in other housing accommodations in the same and in other areas of the municipality;
(2) the sanitary conditions existing in the housing accommodations in question;
(3) the number of bathtubs or showers, flush water closets, kitchen sinks and lavatory basins available to the occupants thereof;
(4) services, furniture, furnishings and equipment supplied therein;
(5) the size and number of bedrooms contained therein;
(6) repairs necessary to make such accommodations reasonably livable for the occupants accommodated therein;
(7) the amount of taxes and overhead expenses, including debt service, thereof;
(8) whether the accommodations are in compliance with the ordinances of the municipality and the general statutes relating to health and safety;
(9) the income of the petitioner and the availability of accommodations;
(10) the availability of utilities;
(11) damages done to the premises by the tenant, caused by other than ordinary wear and tear;
(12) the amount and frequency of increases in rental charges;
(13) whether, and the extent to which, the income from an increase in rental charges has been or will be reinvested in improvements to the accommodations.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-148c

(1969, P.A. 274, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 478, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 160, S. 2; P.A. 82-356, S. 9, 14; P.A. 83-25.)