Connecticut Leases Now Require Notice of Sprinkler Systems for Rentals.
As of October 1st, 2015 a new Connecticut law (Section 57 of bill 1502) will require disclosure of operative fire sprinkler systems with any residential lease. This does not apply to commercial leases unless there is a dwelling unit.
Sec. 57. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2015) (a) As used in this section, "fire sprinkler system" means a system of piping and appurtenances designed and installed in accordance with generally accepted standards so that heat from a fire will automatically cause water to be discharged over the fire area to extinguish or prevent its further spread.
(b) When renting any dwelling unit, the landlord of such dwelling unit shall include notice in the rental agreement as to the existence or nonexistence of an operative fire sprinkler system in such dwelling unit and shall be printed in not less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font.
(c) If there is an operative fire sprinkler system in the dwelling unit, the rental agreement shall provide further notice as to the last date of maintenance and inspection and shall be printed in not less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font.
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