Burlington passes ‘Just Cause Eviction’ charter change resolution
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Burlington City Council has approved a charter change that seeks to give tenants more rights and protections from being evicted.
Council voted 10-2 on Monday to pass the “Just Cause Eviction” charter change resolution to put a question on the March ballot about whether the city should adopt a “Just Cause Eviction” law.
It would prohibit landlords from evicting their renters without “just cause.”
That means a landlord would have to prove a tenant breached their written rental agreement, violated state statute or failed to pay rent.
Burlington residents will get a chance to weigh in during public hearings in January before the item is officially put on the March ballot to be voted on by the voters on Town Meeting Day.
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