Video: On May 7, we held an online "town hall" about rental housing and eviction. Vermont Legal Aid attorney Jean Murray talked about changes to landlord-tenant law as a result of COVID-19; what Vermont's eviction moratorium would look like; and the new federal law that affects tenants. Watch the video on Facebook or YouTube. Legislation and rules around housing are changing frequently. We are staying on top of these changes, and ask that you keep checking the information on this website.
This section has information for Vermonters who rent their home or apartment from a landlord. A person who rents their home is called a tenant.
See the menu of links for information about the law on renting in Vermont, what you should ask and know before you rent, getting a termination notice, evictions and the court process for eviction. You can read about the process for suing your landlord and getting repairs to your home or apartment.
You can also learn about lockouts and other illegal actions by your landlord, rent increases, when your landlord can enter your rental unit, guests and roommates, protections for victims of crime, and moving out. Read about what happens if your landlord is going through foreclosure, security deposits, the renter rebate and subsidized housing.
- View the Illustrated Guide to Vermont Renter’s Rights, published by CVOEO.