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On September 30, 2020, Governor Lamont executed Executive Order No. 9E extending Connecticut’s moratorium on residential evictions through January 1, 2021. The Executive Order includes a new exception to the moratorium for “serious nonpayment of rent.” If a tenant accrues a rent arrearage equal to or greater than six months’ worth of rent, the landlord may now proceed to commence an eviction.

Executive Order No. 9E also contains the existing exceptions for:

(1) evictions due to nonpayment of rent before February 29, 2020;

(2) evictions for serious nuisance; and

(3) evictions after the expiration of a lease term only if the landlord intends to use the dwelling as the landlord’s principal residence.

Aside from Connecticut’s eviction moratorium, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) previously issued its own Agency Order published on September 4, 2020. The CDC moratorium presently runs through December 31, 2020. Residential tenants do not automatically qualify for the CDC moratorium, but must submit a declaration to their landlord certifying compliance with the CDC’s conditions. For more information on the CDC moratorium, please review UKS’ prior update CDC Issues Residential Eviction Moratorium.

If you have any questions or need assistance with regard to this order or any other landlord / tenant issues, please contact Kevin J. McEleney at 860.548.2622 or

 Disclaimer: The information contained in this material is not intended to be considered legal advice and should not be acted upon as such. Because of the generality of this material, the information provided may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without legal advice based on the specific factual circumstances.