Did you write to ask the park owner to fix a serious problem?
Have you waited a reasonable amount of time and the park owner still hasn’t fixed the problem?
Are the problems seriously affecting your health and safety?
There are some things you can do. You can:
- Withhold (not pay) your lot rent until the park owner fixes the problem. You have to give the park owner a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem before you withhold rent. You could still be ordered to pay the rent, so set the money aside just in case.
- Get a court order that requires the park owner to make the repairs.
- Sue for damages to your property, other costs and reasonable attorney fees.
- End the lot rental agreement and move out. You have to give the park owner reasonable notice.
Before You Withhold Rent
If you are thinking about withholding rent, you should talk to a lawyer first if you can. You may be able to get free legal help from Vermont Legal Aid or Law Line.
Call Vermont Legal Aid at 1-800-889-2047 to find out if you qualify for free help from a lawyer.
If you have questions, call the CVOEO Mobile Home Program at 802-660-3455, x-204. They may be able to help.