About the Commission
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 endangering 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 to resolve the dispute. Repairs may be ordered or rent may be adjusted until problems are resolved.
Fair Rent Commission Administrator
The law lists 13 factors to be considered when determining excessive rental charges:
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