Vermont Eviction Notice Forms

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A Vermont eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 14 days to pay the rent or vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Vermont.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices, and types of notices for all possible grounds for eviction.

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Information Required for All Vermont Notices

Under Vermont law, all eviction notices must include the date the tenancy will terminate.

It’s also a good idea to include:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate
  • The reason for the eviction
  • The tenant’s name and contact information

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

In addition, the landlord should keep the receipt number if the notice was delivered by certified mail.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Vermont, landlords can deliver an eviction notice through the following methods :

  • Giving it to the tenant in person
  • Mailing the notice to the tenant’s last known address via first class or certified mail

Note that using certified/registered mail is only one option under Vermont law.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

14-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to Vermont law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods, if any, are addressed in the lease/rental agreement.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 14-Day Notice to Pay if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 14 days in order to avoid eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed.

Get the downloadable 14-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in Vermont if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

Vermont landlords must provide tenants with a 30-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 30 days to move out of the rental unit in order to avoid eviction.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

Note that illegal activity is not included in this category.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

21/60/90-Day Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants

In the state of Vermont, tenants without written leases (“at-will” tenants) must be given written notice to vacate before landlords can begin the eviction process.

Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their rent payment period and the landlord doesn’t want to renew the tenancy.

The amount of time required in the notice depends on the length and type of tenancy.

  • Week-to-week – If rent is paid on a weekly basis, landlords must provide tenants with 21 days’ written notice.
  • Month-to-month, less than 2 years – If rent is payable on a monthly basis, and the tenant has lived in the rental unit for less than two years, the landlord must provide 60 days’ written notice.
  • Month-to-month, more than 2 years – If rent is payable on a monthly basis, and the tenant has lived in the rental unit for more than two years, the landlord must provide 90 days’ written notice.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 21/60/90-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

7/30/60-Day Eviction Notice for No Cause

Vermont landlords aren’t required to provide a reason for evicting their tenants. In those instances, called “no-cause” evictions, they must still give their tenants notice prior to evicting them; however, the amount of notice required depends on:

  • How long the tenant has lived in the rental unit
  • Whether the tenant rents monthly or weekly

Typically, in a no-cause eviction, the tenant has done nothing wrong that would cause the landlord to evict them, and there is nothing the tenant can do to prevent the eviction, such as paying additional rent or correcting a lease violation.

No-cause evictions included under this section apply to tenants with written leases.

For tenants who pay rent on a weekly basis, landlords must give 7 days’ written notice prior to beginning the eviction process.

Tenants who pay rent on a monthly basis but have lived in the rental unit for less than two years must be given 30 days’ written notice, while tenants paying rent monthly who have lived in the rental unit for more than two years must be given 60 days’ written notice.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 7/30/60-Day Eviction Notice for No Cause form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Eviction Notice for Sale of Rental Unit

If there is no written lease agreement, and the rental property is sold, landlords are required to provide their tenants with 30 days’ written notice if the tenants are being evicted because of the sale.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 30-Day Eviction Notice for Sale of Rental Property form template below (.pdf direct link).

14-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity

Tenants who are involved in illegal activity must be given 14 days’ notice before the landlord can proceed with an eviction action.

In Vermont, illegal activity includes :

  • Criminal activity
  • Illegal drug activity
  • Violent acts that affect the health/safety of the residents in the rental unit.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 14-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).