I am employed at an LLC in Virginia. My boss is trying to make me pay for damages to a work vehicle, that occurred while I was on the job. I grazed a wall in the truck, but shouldn't this be covered under the company's insurance policy? Since I was given a vehicle, I assumed I was on the... Read more »
Does the 30 days start from the time the letter is signed for (in the case of a certified letter) regardless of the deadline noted in the letter? Landlord made the deadline to vacate 30 days from the date he wrote the letter. Not allowing for the time it takes to arrive by mail and going to the... Read more »
A. The landlord or the tenant may terminate a week-to-week tenancy by serving a written notice on the other at least seven days prior to the next rent due date. The landlord or the tenant may terminate a month-to-month tenancy by serving a...Read more »
I discovered days after purchasing my car that the dealership slipped a service contract and gap insurance into my loan contract. I then called/emailed the dealership multiple times asking for a cancellation but they refused, insisting that my car loan was tied to those products (contract says... Read more »
My landlord sent a certified letter that stated in the heading "30 Eviction Notice" (he left out the word day) dated 09/17/2021. In the body he states "You are hereby notified that your lease terminated on Nov. 30 2019. This letter serves as your thirty day notice of termination of... Read more »
With regard to a month-to-month tenancy, either the landlord or the tenant can give a 30 day written notice, according to the Code of Virginia, by giving the other party a written notice for the termination of the tenancy no later than the last day of the month before the termination date. For...Read more »
Th renewal of a residential lease is a two party agreement/contract. Both parties to the original lease are required to agree to the renewal or there will not be a renewal. Based on the facts that you reported, the landlord has not signed a renewal agreement and therefore the lease will not be...Read more »
I am currently renting out my property. The contract ends November the 1st of this year. The tenants have already moved but payed for the month of October as well. Can I rekey my doors after the 2nd when the contracts ends?
In Virginia, when the tenant has fully vacated the premises and returned the keys of possession to the landlord, the landlord has complete possession and control of the premises, which gives the landlord the authority to re-key the doors.
To my knowledge, there is no law in Virginia that obligates a landlord to provide keys for two locks, unless there are two locks at the premises when the landlord delivers possession to the tenant at the beginning of the lease term.
I have got the eviction and unpaid rent judgments against the tenant from the honorable general district court. After getting the judgment, the tenant contacted me if I would go for Rent Relief Program now ? She had refused for the same when I gave her the 14 days notice.
Generally, when a tenant who has not paid the rent on a timely basis and now there is a judgment for possession and damages, the tenant's back is against the wall and will do anything to stay in the premises. Landlords who agree to such an offer are only looking for more trouble with the same...Read more »
A lawsuit for defamation and libel/slander must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. You must also prove that you and your reputation were damaged. Damages will require an expert who is an economist or financial expert. The burden of proof is very strict. No attorney takes these cases on...Read more »
Generally, the residential lease will state the requirements for a tenant to provide the landlord with certain documents, such as title and insurance. If the lease is silent as to this requirement, then the landlord cannot unilaterally change the terms of the lease and demand additional documents...Read more »
My family of 5 including myself live with my mother-in-law & her boyfriend but she just on the 13th of Sept passed from covid. We are not on the lease. We did sign a paper when we moved in here for 4 months & we've been here almost 2yrs. though, the boyfriend being friends with the... Read more »
I discovered the bedbugs within a week of physically moving into the apartment, before I had moved in any of my furniture (so I am confident they did not come from the movers). The landlord insists that treating pests is a tenant responsibility. They initially refused to provide maintenance, but... Read more »
In Virginia, a tenant can file a Tenant's Assertion to claim the premises is uninhabitable because of beg bugs. The Court will determine if the lease should be terminated and if rent will be abated. This is your recourse based on the facts you reported.
Generally in Virginia, when a tenant has not paid rent on the date it is due (you admitted you are behind in the rent) the landlord has the right to file an Unlawful Detainer and ask the Court to award (by Court Order) the Landlord possession of the premises and then for the right of the Landlord...Read more »
A neighbor has no right to force another neighbor who is a landlord to evict a tenant for smoking on the premises. You may have a right to report the nuisance to the Condominium Board and complain or to the Property Manager for recourse.
The terms of the residential lease will determine when and how a landlord can terminate the residential lease. This is a contract law question. On the second question, the landlord has the right to place the premises on the real estate market for sale, but the new owner will be required to take...Read more »
My tenant wants to break a year long lease early. I told her that she is legally obligated to pay the rent until we find someone to take over her lease, or pay a fee. She was unhappy about this and has not talked to me since. How do I protect myself if she refuses to pay and just leaves? I have one... Read more »
If the tenant fails to pay the rent, you will need to give the tenant a written notice to pay or quit. If then the tenant does not pay the rent, you will be required to file an Unlawful Detainer in the General Distract Court where the premises is located and seek damages and the return of...Read more »
Okay so my landlord said if we moved he would give us security deposit we did so and they blocked my phone number and sent a cease and desase for harrassment the home was robbed as well because they tried to say we abandoned the home when we did not I’m in need of a lawyer cause at this point I... Read more »
When the landlord does not give the security deposit back to the tenant, the tenant's recourse is to bring a Warrant in Debt against the landlord in the General District Court (assuming the $$ is less than $5,000) of the County/City in which the premises is located.
The first ceiling fell not due to water damage, then the second bedroom ceiling fell the next day then we noticed my bedroom sagging. I stayed at my girlfriends house for 20 days so far while the landlord fix it. The workers didn't put down any plastic over my belongings and spread that... Read more »
It sounds like the premises is in an uninhabitable condition. You should contact the Office of Housing Code Enforcement for the city/county in which the premises is located and make a formal complaint. An inspector should be sent to the premises to make an inspection. If the inspector finds...Read more »
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