§6205. Enforcement; penalties

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/153/06205
Published: 2015

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6205. Enforcement; penalties

(a) A mobile

home park owner who violates or fails to comply with a provision of this

chapter violates 9 V.S.A. § 2453.

(b) If a mobile

home park owner violates this chapter, the Department shall have the authority:

(1) to impose an

administrative penalty of up to $5,000.00 per violation;

(2) to bring a

civil action for damages or injunctive relief, or both, in the Superior Court

for the unit in which a violation occurred; and

(3) to refer a

violation to the Attorney General or State's Attorney for enforcement pursuant

to subsection (a) of this section.

(c)(1) A

leaseholder may bring an action against the park owner for a violation of

sections 6236-6243 of this title.

(2) The action

shall be filed in the Superior Court for the unit in which the alleged

violation occurred.

(3) No action

may be commenced by the leaseholder unless the leaseholder has first notified

the park owner of the violation by certified mail at least 30 days prior to

bringing the action.

(4) During the

pendency of an action brought by a leaseholder, the leaseholder shall pay rent

in an amount designated in the lease, or as provided by law, which rental

amount shall be deposited in an escrow account as directed by the Court. (Added

1969, No. 291 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. date, see note under § 6201 of this

title; amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1983, No.

235 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1989, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 2001, No. 133 (Adj.

Sess.), § 4, eff. June 13, 2002; 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 55; 2009, No.

154 (Adj. Sess.), § 62; 2015, No. 8, § 1.)