Renting in Vermont Handbook (RIV)
SOME VERMONT LANDLORD/TENANT LAWS CHANGED AS OF JULY 1, 2008. Those changes are now reflected in the On-Line version of the handbook. Paper insert correction sheets are available for hard copy versions of RIV.
The Renting In Vermont handbook on-line was last updated 8/27/2008
NOTE: If you have hard copies of the 2005 edition of the Renting In Vermont handbook you can download the 2 page handbook update insert in MS Word format or the handbook insert update in PDF format. When used with the handbook the insert will explain the changes on a chapter by chapter and page by page basis.
The Renting in Vermont Handbook is intended to give tenants and landlords a basic understanding of their rights and responsibilities. It summarizes Vermont's landlord/tenant statute (9 V.S.A. Chapter 137), as well as some municipal laws, state regulations and Vermont Supreme Court decisions which also govern the landlord/tenant relationship. Renting In Vermont is to be used as a guide to better understand legal rights and help prevent some of the common problems which occur between tenants and landlords. However, although it was developed with legal assistance, this book does not constitute a legal opinion or advice.
If you have questions about whether information in this book applies to you, you should seek legal advice.
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