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Effective February 13, 2021, Brattleboro security deposits "may not exceed the amount of one month’s rent for the unit rented. This deposit shall not be used by the tenant as the last month’s rent unless otherwise specified in a written lease agreement between the parties." This means that collecting last months rent upfront is no longer permitted in Brattleboro.

What may be charged upon move-in?

  1. First Months Rent

  2. A Security Deposit
    (no higher than 1 months rent)

  3. A Pet Deposit
    (up to 1/2 months rent)

Read the full ordinance in Brattleboro's Code of Ordinances here:

Chapter 8, Article 5, Sec. 8-73. Security Deposits.

Read TUB's original ordinance proposal here.