Every year landlords are required to provide each of their tenants with a completed Landlord Certificate (LC-142) by January 31 if they have 2 or more residential units or upon request if they have only 1 residential unit, according to recent guidance from the VT Department of Taxes.
Read the March 15, 2013 letter from the VT Dept. of Taxes or download the landlord certificate.
A new registry listing all Springfield apartment buildings was proposed Monday night, according to the March 26, 2013 Barre Montpelier Time Argus.
One of the driving factors behind the registry is fire safety. The article describes the challenges that face fire fighters who arrive at a building and do not know how many households might be inside.
Read more on the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition’s web site.
The Vermont Department of Public Safety has proposed a series of updates to the Vermont Plumbing rules.
The anticipated deadline for public comment is May 21, 2013. Comments may be submitted directly to Robert Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read the proposed rules with changes annotated or without annotations.
The Vermont Division of Fire Safety will hold workshops at four Vermont locations during the month of October, designed for architechts, contractors, and building inspectors. The workshops will cover the changes and updates of the 2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code as well as changes to the ADA and Vermont Access Rules.
All workshops will be held from 9 am – 12:30.
October 10 – Williston Fire Department
October 17 – DFS Berlin Central Office
October 23 – Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
October 24 – Holiday Inn Express, Springfield
Read more at the Vermont Department of Public Safety website.
Vermont’s Division of Fire Safety has issued the proposed 2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code.
The deadline for comments is 10/1/12.
The Vermont Residential Building Energy Standard (RBES) affects all new homes (and additions more than 500 square feet) built after July 1, 1998.
The RBES has just been revised as of July 1, 2011. Revisions will take effect October 1, 2011 and “shall apply to construction commenced on and after the date they become effective.”
RBES applies to all new residential construction, including additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs.
Read more about the RBES.
The Vermont Rental Codes Web site is currently under development.