Vermont law allows the owner of self-storage units to sell the stuff inside the self-storage unit when rent is not paid. The owner of the self-storage unit must send notice of the sale by certified mail or have it delivered to your last known address. The notice must contain the following information:
- The amount you owe
- A description of your stuff
- The date you must pay before to avoid a sale
- Where and when your stuff will be sold if you fail to pay
The notice must give you at least 10 days to pay the amount due. You can stop the sale by paying the amount due by the date listed on the notice.
As long as you received notice, and the sale was advertised in a local newspaper once a week for two weeks in a row, the sale is considered fair. If you did not receive notice or the sale was not advertised, you can sue the owner of the self-storage unit for damages.