- Tenants' Resources
- Information For Renters
- Sample Letters
These letters are templates for you to edit and make your own. You can use them as they are, but please read carefully to ensure they apply to your situation. As always, please call our free Tenants Hotline with any questions, and remember to keep a copy of any letter that you send to your landlord.
To learn more about any of the topics below, visit the information for renters page.
- Landlord Access - Use this letter to remind your landlord of your rights regarding a landlord's access to a unit.
- Major Code Violations (Major Repairs) - Send this letter for emergencies, such as when something in your unit violates Vermont health code.
- Repair and Deduct (Minor Repairs) - You can use this letter to notify your landlord of a smaller repair that is needed, and to let them know that if the problem is not fixed within 30 days you will have the option to fix it yourself and deduct your expenses from your rent. Please call our free Tenants Hotline before deducting anything from your rent.
- Rent Increases - Use this letter to remind your landlord of the proper notice period for rent increases in Vermont, not including Burlington.
- Rent Increases - Burlington - Use this letter to remind your landlord of the proper notice period for rent increases in Burlington, Vermont.
- Late Fees - Send this letter as a reminder to your landlord that late fees are illegal except to cover actual proven expenses caused by the late payment.
- Security Deposits - You can send this letter after you move out to request your security deposit back
- Request for Accommodation - You can use this letter to request a reasonable accommodation in policy, rules, or practice.
- Request for Modification - You can use this letter to request reasonable modifications (physical changes, such as a ramp or grab bar).
- Disability Certification - This is a form for a medical professional to use to certify the status of an individual with a disability.
- Move Out Notice - You can use this letter to notify your landlord that you plan to vacate your rental property with proper notice.
- Peaceful Enjoyment - You can use this letter to notify your landlord about noise problems in your building and request that the situation be resolved.
Vermont Tenants Hotline
Phone: (802) 864-0099