§4504. Rental of housing; exemptions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/139/04504
Published: 2015

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4504. Rental of housing; exemptions

The provisions

of section 4503 of this title relating to the rental of a dwelling shall not


(1) If the

dwelling unit is inadequate, under applicable laws and ordinances relating to

occupancy, to house all persons who intend to live there.

(2) If the

dwelling unit is in a building with three or fewer units and the owner or a

member of the owner's immediate family resides in one of the units, provided

any notice, statement, or advertisement with respect to the unit complies with

subdivision 4503(a)(3) of this title.

(3) To the

refusal to rent to a person because the person is under the age of majority.

(4) To limit a

landlord's right to establish and enforce legitimate business practices

necessary to protect and manage the rental property, such as the use of

references. However, this subdivision shall not be used as a pretext for

discrimination in violation of this section.

(5) To a

religious organization, association, or society, or any nonprofit institution or

organization operated, supervised, or controlled by or in conjunction with a

religious organization, association, or society, which limits the sale, rental,

or occupancy of dwellings which it owns or operates for other than a commercial

purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such

persons, unless membership in that religion is restricted on the basis of race,

color, or national origin. The religious restriction or preference must be

stated in written policies and procedures of the religious organization,

association, or society. (Added 1987, No. 74, § 1; amended 1987, No. 253 (Adj.

Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 89, § 3; 2013, No. 50, § E.236.)