Frequently Asked Questions
Can my landlord increase my rent?
If you have a written lease that has not expired, your landlord is not allowed to raise the rent unless the lease says so.
If you don’t have a written lease, your landlord can raise the rent at any time. For example, if you are a month-to-month tenant, the landlord can ask you to pay more rent the following month without giving you advance notice.
Note: Whether you have a written lease or not, your landlord is not allowed to raise your rent (or take away services such as utilities) if in the last 6 months, you
- Asked your landlord to make repairs in your apartment;
- complained to the health department, housing code office, or the Fair Rent Commission;
- filed court papers because your landlord isn’t making necessary repairs in your apartment; or
- joined a tenants’ union.
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you must pay your rent on time or your landlord can evict you. For more information go to CTLawHelp.org.
Do you provide a grant for home rehabilitation?
No. The Town of Windsor provides a loan, not a grant, to fix your house. Depending on your income, the loan will be deferred or require monthly payments.
What are the income limits for housing rehab loan eligibility?
The income limits are set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are outlined here.
Where do I get information about landlord/tenant rules in Connecticut?
Click here for the State of Connecticut brochure Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut.
Click here for Connecticut landlord/tenant laws.