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Subchapter 003 : Habitability(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6262)
§ 6262. Park owner obligations; warranty of habitability; rules
(a) In any lot rental agreement, the park owner shall be deemed to covenant and warrant to deliver over and maintain, throughout the period of the tenancy, premises that are safe, clean, and fit for human habitation. This warranty requires the park owner to provide adequate and reliable utility services, including safe electrical service, potable water, and sewage disposal to a location on each lot from which these utilities can be connected to the mobile home. The warranty also requires the park owner to ensure that the roads, common areas, and facilities within the mobile home park are safe and fit for the purpose for which they were reasonably intended.
(b) The Department, in cooperation with the Agency of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Health, shall, by rule, adopt standards for safety, cleanliness, and fitness for human habitation regarding the rental of a mobile home lot within a mobile home park.
(c) No rental agreement shall contain any provision by which the leaseholder waives the protections of the implied warranty of habitability. Any such waiver shall be deemed contrary to public policy and shall be unenforceable and void. (Added 1993, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 11a, eff. May 6, 1994; amended 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006; 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 72; 2015, No. 8, § 2.)