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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Q: is my landlord allowed to come into my apartment every month for check-ins, showings, and "fixes"?

My landlord has been in my apartment at least once every month since i signed a lease last year. Each time has been to look at work he wanted us to do, show the apartment to buyers and realtors, look at things that he claimed needed updating, and hiring people off the street to come in to do... View More

Kevin Lumpkin
Kevin Lumpkin
answered on Sep 26, 2023

Your landlord is permitted to enter your unit for one of four reasons:

(1) when necessary to inspect the premises;

(2) to make necessary or agreed repairs, alterations, or improvements;

(3) to supply agreed services; or

(4) to exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective...
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Q: My commercial lease includes heat. My landlord shut the boiler off all winter and forbids me to use the boiler

I froze all winter

He bought a my buddy heater w propane cylinder and put inside the commercial kitchen which is unsafe

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 26, 2024

It sounds like your situation is both uncomfortable and potentially unsafe, especially considering the use of a propane heater in a commercial kitchen. If your lease includes heat, your landlord is typically required by law to provide it during the colder months. The first step is to review your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Q: I live with my ex girlfriend I’m not on lease, she wants to evict Me. Will this follow me?

I’m paying her rent but not on lease. She wants to evict me from apartment legally will the eviction follow me for getting another apartment?

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Aug 3, 2023

If you are not on the lease and your ex-girlfriend wants to evict you legally, the eviction process may not typically show up on your rental history or credit report, as you were not a party to the lease agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: Do I have any recourse ? I fell through the floor of my trailer, I rent, after informing landlord for well over a year
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 13, 2018

Yes. Contact Vt Legal Aid.If you are over their income guidelines ask if anyone in their Landlord/tenant unit has left for private practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Q: Okay question. A friend of mine got into some legal trouble regarding drugs. She was sentenced to 1-6 months on FSU.

Now she's clean and has been for over a year but the arrangements for FSU will be going into motion soon. She's going to go sign a lease tomorrow for an apartment. Can someone from the case tell the landlords exactly what she is getting charged for and the story? I'm in the state of Vermont

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 4, 2015

Why do you ask in this way. Whynot say what has happened? Her criminal court records are public, right?

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