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Subchapter 003 : HABITABILITY(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6264)
§ 6264. Minor defects; repair and deduct
(a)(1) If the park owner fails to repair a minor defect or noncompliance with this chapter or noncompliance with a material provision of the rental agreement within 30 days of receipt of written notice, the leaseholder may repair the defect or noncompliance and deduct from the rent the actual and reasonable cost, not to exceed one-half of one month’s lot rent.
(2) No major work on water, sewer, or electrical systems may be performed under this section.
(3) The leaseholder shall provide the owner with written notice of the cost of the repair or service when the cost is deducted from the rent.
(4) The leaseholder shall be responsible for any damage caused by the repair or attempts to repair.
(b) The remedies under this section are not available to a leaseholder if the noncompliance was caused by the negligent or deliberate act or omission of the leaseholder or a person on the premises with the leaseholder’s consent. (Added 1993, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May 6, 1994; amended 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 74; 2015, No. 8, § 2.)