The Vermont Statutes Online
Commerce and Trade
As used in this
chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
known address" means that address provided by the occupant in the rental
agreement or the address provided by the occupant in a subsequent written
notice of a change of address.
"Occupant" means a person, successor, assignee, agent, or
representative entitled to the use of storage space in a self-storage facility
under a rental agreement to the exclusion of others.
"Owner" means the owner, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a
self-storage facility, an agent, or any other person authorized by the owner to
manage the facility or to receive rent from an occupant under a rental
"Personal property" means movable property not affixed to land, and
includes goods, merchandise, and household items.
agreement" means any written agreement that establishes or modifies the
terms, conditions, rules, or any other provision concerning the use and
occupancy of a self-storage facility.
"Self-storage facility" means any real property designed and used for
the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants who are
to have access to such space for the purpose of storing and removing personal
property. A self-storage facility is not a "warehouse" as used in
Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) as codified in Title 9A. If
an owner issues any warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of
title for the personal property stored, the owner and the occupant are subject
to the U.C.C., and this act does not apply. (Added 2007, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), §
2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.)