Tenant occupancy and property ownership are complex issues that are covered under Vermont Law. These issues are not covered under criminal law, and often police will respond to explain the legal issues or make referrals. Generally speaking, a tenant cannot be evicted from their property without cause. Landlords and property managers cannot deny access to the residence, electricity, heat, water, other utilities or property. You may obtain further information on the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity website.