did you move in and are living there? The you owe the rent. Virginia law provides that if a lease is delivered but not signed AND the parties act is if it was in force, then it's in force and both the landlord and tenant must live up to their side of the bargain
Get a title examination professionally done - and ask for a '60 year search'. That will disclose 98% of the likely title issues of the property you are interested in. Then sit down with a real estate lawyer to explain what the various items are and how they affect the property. A title search is...Read more »
A landlord is third party billing tenants for water service. Landlord is unable to provide an itemized list of usage and charges for this utility and is charging tenants 3x more than service would typically cost. The lease does not have a provision for this third party billing and tenants are... Read more »
Actually, there IS law on pass-through billing of utilities to tenants in Virginia Code 55.1-1212 - https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title55.1/chapter12/section55.1-1212/ (former code section was 55-226.2; it is essentially unchanged). The section of law is complicated, most lawyers don't know...Read more »
I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by 'nominee' - it's not normally a term used in estates or powers of attorney. If you would ask again and explain the circumstances or details behind your question you might get a more specific answer.
I have been paying the new rent for months now and they are saying I have to sign a new lease. I have been here 3 years with no issues until I filed a complaint a month ago against my neighbor and now all of a sudden 5 months after I signed my lease they say I never signed it which is a lie. What... Read more »
You have been paying the 'new' rent since the effective date of the 'new' lease. Virginia Code 55.1-1207 (which is identical to its predecessor statute) https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title55.1/chapter12/section55.1-1207/ supports your thought that that lease is still in force even though...Read more »
We wanted to get out of our contract but they declined that. So we decided to take the house off the market. They then told us the house would remain listed until the contract expired. Can they do yhis
No. Your lease or rental is 'assigned' to the new owner and you are answerable to that owner. And that owner has to refund your security deposit when your lease ends unless there were damages to the unit you caused.
They knew about me and my father's septic business, but they never mentioned neither in their probate process.i just found out today that they are listed the only two heirs and his wife who is not either of our parents just passed away 4 months ago.
Yes, absolutely. And there is a time clock ticking. You absolutely need a probate lawyer - preferably one who can litigate (sue). This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer....Read more »
We have been at a residency for 7 years and have to leave on an emergency basis for our extened family. We warned landlord over a month before that we may be moving soon since he was a friend of ours. We verbally notified him on the 14th of Sept. and he then in returned gave us a written... Read more »
From your facts the landlord acknowledged your verbal notice but said it extends to the end of October (the next full rental period after you gave notice). The landlord is correct on the termination date of the lease.
You can leave whenever you want - simply you owe rent until the end of...Read more »
Your question - including abbreviations - is too cryptic and lacks enough information for a complete answer. Restate with enough information (use "A", "B", "C" to designate individuals, such as "A" died and in her will . . . "
Tenant signed no-pet lease with two other co-tenants and all parents. I found out the tenant had a dog and served her with a notice to get rid of the dog within 10 days per the lease or she would be evicted. Tenant then provided a letter from a family nurse practitioner that she recommended a dog... Read more »
This will confirm your call to my office where you provided some additional information. I advised you to see a landlord tenant lawyer in your area and suggested you call rental firms and large apartment complexes to see who they use.
There are very few guidelines on 'emotional support...Read more »
The lease, if it was properly written, should say who is responsible for what items as to lawn care and maintenance. If the duplex is side-by-side it should be easy to do one half; if it's an up/down then it becomes more interesting.
There is no legal requirement at all for a landlord to...Read more »
The water main feed pipe on the landlord's property in Fairfax County, Virginia, failed, leaking water in the yard, and running up the tenant's water bills. The landlord asked the tenant to "share" the cost of the repair. The tenant declined, and within 48 hours the landlord advised that he was... Read more »
Under your facts, no. But be prepared to defend yourself in Court. In fact, that the waterline broke may (POSSIBLY - IT IS BY NO MEANS CERTAIN) entitle you to a credit or refund from the landlord for the excess water bill you had to pay. It's not worth arguing over the refund unless he pushes...Read more »
In state of virginia whose responsibility is it to make repairs to outside AC unit? The fan motor quit working and it cost me 300 to get it repair cause the landlord told I had too. Can I deduct 300 from the following months rent ?
This may depend on the wording of your lease. Don't simply withhold rent - that causes other problems. Instead consider filing a 'tenant assertion' in General District Court and ask the court to have the landlord refund your money.
Homeowner turned downed my offer on their house citing they did not want to sell to someone using my type of lending (USDA). The purchase offer was submitted with a financing pre-approval letter from my mortgage lender dated the same date as my offer.
Probably. A seller can turn down an offer tp purchase for just about any reason they want to, as long as it not a discrimination against a person in a protected class. Some lenders and loan programs impose requirements on sellers that they don't want to fool with - such as requiring discount...Read more »
My fiancé died intestate on June 8. No Administrator of his estate was filed and his mother was heir of succession. She died In late July before filing the affidavit of heirship on the house. Does the house now enter her estate and probate as she died with a will? Is the rest of his debt/assets... Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. I presume the unfortunate timing is that your fiance died first, followed by his mother. Assuming that fiance's father had also died (and was still married to fiance's mother at that time) then - absent a will by fiance - the mother would inherit all of her son's assets....Read more »
It's a bit complicated: the relevant issues are that if someone dies and you are to inherit from them, your rights 'vest' (are established) at the time of death, not when the estate is distributed. If you file bankruptcy, normally only the assets you have as of the date of filing are considered...Read more »
Inspection has been done and accepted. Sewer has been pumped out and satisfied. Water well paid for a year. As far as we know everything on our end has been done. Appraisal has been done by purchaser but we do not know what the report is. Purchaser is obtaining a VA loan and has now asked to be... Read more »
This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer. Find and sit down with an experienced...Read more »
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