Vt has new law to protect tenants' access to water - The Caledonian-Record - St. Johnsbury, VT
ADVERTISE          ARCHIVES          CLASSIFIEDS          CONNECT          PHOTOS          SUBMIT          SUBSCRIBE          E-EDITION
The Caledonian-Record | St. Johnsbury, VT

L&T Auto

home : news : regional February 5, 2016

2/20/2014
Vt has new law to protect tenants' access to water

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has a new law that ensures tenants have access to water even if their landlord doesn't pay the bill.

On Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill in to law that requires municipalities to accept payment from tenants for continued water service and allows them to deduct it from their rent without risk of being evicted.

The new law was prompted in part after a Barre woman had her water shut off after her landlord failed to pay the building's water bills.

The new law allows municipalities to request payment of one past due billing cycle, but tenants may also deduct those payments from their rent.

State Sen. Anthony Pollina, who co-sponsored the legislation, says the law balances the rights of tenants and municipalities.







Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE















All Around Power

Wells River Chevy
Hayes Ford Bottom Banner

LIFE

© The Caledonian-Record News 2014-2015

The Caledonian-Record, 190 Federal St., P.O. Box 8, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 - 802-748-8121

Terms and Conditions

     

Privacy Policy

     

Email Headlines

     

Contact Us

New & Used Cars for Sale in Vermont: www.Auto802.com
Cash in on Vermont & New Hampshire's Best Deals at Kingdom Deals MyKingdomDeals.com