Vermont real estate articles
State specific resources
Official Government Resources
Vermont Landlord and Tenant Act (9 V.S.A. §§ 4451-4468): Provides the statutory framework governing rental agreements, the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the eviction process in Vermont.
Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development: Offers guidance on housing policies, programs, and initiatives aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of housing in Vermont.
Vermont Health Department: Provides information on health and safety standards in rental housing, including lead paint regulations and rental housing health codes.
Legal Assistance and Advocacy
Vermont Legal Aid: Offers free legal services to low-income Vermonters, including assistance with housing issues, evictions, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Legal Services Vermont: Provides a wide range of legal services and resources online for issues related to housing, including eviction defense and tenant rights.
Tenant Rights and Advocacy Organizations
Vermont Tenants Inc.: A non-profit organization offering advocacy, counseling, and education for tenants, focusing on rights, disputes, and fair treatment.
CVOEO (Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity) Tenant Assistance Program: Provides information, advocacy, and assistance to renters in the Champlain Valley area on various tenant issues.
Landlord Resources and Associations
Vermont Landlords Association: Offers resources, legal forms, educational opportunities, and advocacy for landlords to manage their rental properties effectively.
Renting in Vermont Handbook for Landlords and Tenants: A comprehensive guide published by the Vermont Apartment Owners Association, providing information on best practices, legal obligations, and rights.
Rental Assistance and Housing Programs
Vermont State Housing Authority: Administers rental assistance programs, including Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, to help low-income families afford safe and decent housing.
Dispute Resolution Services
Vermont Community Mediation Programs: Offers mediation services to help landlords and tenants resolve disputes amicably without going to court.
Local Government Resources
Municipal and Regional Planning Commissions: Local commissions can provide information on zoning, planning, and housing regulations specific to various Vermont communities.
Online Legal Resources and Forums
Vermont Judiciary's Self-Help Center: Provides legal forms, information on the court process for evictions, and resources for both landlords and tenants facing legal issues.