A new web site has been set up to provide Vermont tenants and landlords information about their rights and responsibilities.
The site www.rentalcodes.org, provides guidance on the health and safety standards that existing residential rental housing in Vermont must meet.
It outlines the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants throughout the rental process and explains the standards that municipalities and town health officers should enforce when inspecting rental housing.
The site was developed as an outgrowth of a study committee established by the Legislature in 2008.
It includes information on sanitation, building systems, structural elements, lead paint and mobile homes.