The maximum duration of a standard residential lease agreement is two (2) years in Vermont. Leases can be longer than two years, but usually only if they have renewed from year-to-year.
Written leases are not required in Vermont. This means that an oral lease is valid regardless of duration. However, it is still recommended to get all lease agreements in writing. It is easier to prove what each party agreed upon if the lease is in writing.
Written leases provide the most legal protections for the tenant and the landlord, so getting a written lease is in the best interest of everyone involved.
The information for this answer was found on our Vermont Residential Lease Agreement answers.