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Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Owner Representation in Eviction and Collections

Connecticut is a tenant state. The Housing Court routinely comes down on the side of renters in landlord-tenant disputes, and it is a statutory court that will reject a rental property owner's claim containing the slightest error. Your attorney must know exactly what she's doing.

After practicing in this area for 25 years, I know the law like the back of my hand. My extensive knowledge and fine-tooth attention to detail give owners a fighting chance of prevailing in landlord-tenant disputes to evict deadbeat tenants. The Law Offices of Doris B. D'Ambrosio represents clients throughout Northern Connecticut in housing court proceedings.

In a Tenant Rights State, You Need an Experienced Landlord Advocate
Ask for Doris D'Ambrosio at 860-232-5515


I have handled the full spectrum of legal actions:

  • Drug evictions
  • Eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • Volume evictions for management companies
  • Section 8 housing evictions

Any error or omission can lead to dismissal of the case, with no recourse. For example, if eviction proceedings are initiated and the renter wants to pay back rent, allowing the tenant to write "for rent" on the check invalidates the eviction — the check must say "for use and occupancy." This is the kind of tiny but critical detail that can make or break an eviction, and I know them all.


Claims of less than $5,000 are handled in Small Claims Court, where it takes months to even get on the docket. I can advise on whether attempts at recovery of past rent are worthwhile or whether you should just keep the security deposit and take the loss.


I also handle landlord-tenant disputes alleging violations of Connecticut's Discriminatory Housing Practices Act. I can defend landlords against claims of refusing to rent or discriminating against current tenants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status or disability.

I offer a free initial consultation to determine whether you need a lawyer and whether I can help. Contact me online, or call my West Hartford office at 860-232-5515 .