Landlord / Tenant (Renter)
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This section of our website 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 credit (rebate) and subsidized housing.
- View the Illustrated Guide to Vermont Renter’s Rights, published by CVOEO. It's also available in: