The most commonly used Vermont lease agreements are the standard annual residential lease, a month-to-month lease, a lease with an option to buy, a roommate agreement, a sublease agreement, and a commercial lease.
A standard Vermont lease agreement is the most common residential lease agreement. They’re usually good for 12 months. These agreements must have:
The tenant and the landlord must sign and date the lease for it to be effective.
Under federal law, a lead based paint disclosure must be given if the residential unit was built before 1978.
The landlord must give the tenant 48 hours of notice before entering the property and may only enter the property between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm.
There is no law that limits the amount that a landlord may charge as a security deposit. The landlord must return the security deposit no more than 14 days after the tenant has vacated or abandoned the property. If the residence is seasonal, the landlord has 60 days to return the deposit.