When buying or selling real estate, your closing attorney in Connecticut will usually follow the customs of the local county bar.
Customs address questions, such as:
Where is the closing held?
Who holds the deposit?
How are closing expenses and purchase price paid at closing?
A common question is “Who notifies tax collector / assessor and utilities of changes in ownership of property?” In Hartford and Tolland County, the custom is:
ANSWER: Utility companies require that purchaser and seller call them directly. Tax assessor and collector are notified by the Town Clerk once documents are received for recording. (Hartford County; Tolland County)
To review CATIC’s “A Guide to Closing Customs in Connecticut”, use this link: