When a landlord and a tenant make an agreement to rent a property, there are several key provisions, including the amount of rent, when it is due, the length of the tenancy, and who is responsible for paying for services, utilities, maintenance, repairs, and insurance. Rental agreements are best created by written instrument. In this day and age, many people choose to purchase their leases from box stores or online without full knowledge of what these documents contain. They are often insufficient to protect the rights of the parties and further often do not comply with the laws of the state of Vermont.
It is the responsibility of each party to always read the lease carefully, to get clarification on anything they don’t understand, and to change or remove lease terms which do not suit their needs. Wiener & Slater Law Offices have been protecting both landlords and tenants for over four decades. We can help make sure your rental experience is as smooth as possible.