The Hartford Fair Rent Commission is empowered by state and local law to address unreasonable rent increases. If the tenant believes that his/her rent increase is excessive, they can file a written complaint with the Fair Rent Commission.
After the complaint is filed Housing Code inspectors will inspect the complainant's residence and present a report to the Commission. Deferred maintenance and code violations endanger health and safety are the most common cause for complaints. If staff cannot mediate problems between the landlord and tenant, the Commission will hold a public hearing. Repairs may be ordered or rent may be adjusted until problems are resolved.
Fair Rent Commission
Claude E. Trapp, Senior Project Manager
Housing and Property Management Division
Department of Development Services
250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Tel: (860) 757-9049
Fax: (860) 722-6630
Tenants Guide to the Hartford Fair Rent Commission – English | Español
The law lists 13 Factors to be considered: