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EVICTIONS IN VERMONT

An eviction is a court action to LEGALLY remove the tenant from a rented unit. As in most states, a Vermont landlord cannot "lock you out" of your rented unit, turn off the heat, water or other utilities, or remove the tenants belongings without FIRST going through the Vermont Eviction process.

In the Vermont Eviction process, a landlord must give a written eviction notice to the tenant. The notice in most states is usually called a "Notice of Termination of Tenancy" or a "Notice to Quit." The type of notice the landlord is required to give a tenant depends upon the grounds for the eviction. Possible causes for eviction:

Eviction for Nonpayment of Rent
If the landlord's reason for evicting the tenant is that the tenant has not paid some or all of the rent owed the eviction notice must be in writing. The date given in the notice to pay back rent or leave (the "termination date") must be at least 14 days from the date you receive the notice. The notice does not have to be served by a sheriff or other law enforcement officer in Vermont.

IMPORTANT: It is extremely important to respond in writing before the deadline on any notice you receive. DO NOT IGNORE ANY NOTICE.  If a tenant responds in time, they will have the opportunity to have their day in court.  

The Landlord and Tenant both have an opportunity to come to an agreement before the court.

OTHER REASONS FOR EVICTIONS
Eviction For Criminal Activity 

Eviction "For Cause"
Eviction for violating some other aspect of the lease agreement other than nonpayment of rent.
Tenant has 30 days from date notice received to vacate.

Eviction for "No Cause"
If you do not have a written rental agreement with your landlord or you had one but it is now expired, your landlord can legally evict you for no reason at all. 

You must leave in 60 days if you are on a month to month lease,  90 days if you were there for more then 2 years and if weekly - 21 days.

 - Find a Vermont Lawyer

Legal Services Law Line of Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid provide forms and more information on Vermont Evictions. Forms a tenant can fill in and file with the court to answer the Summons and Complaint are available on their  website.

Disclaimer: The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.

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