A buyer who purchases the premises takes the premises subject to the existing lease that was between and among the seller and the tenant. No notice is required under Virginia law for the landlord to give the tenant that the landlord was intending to sell the premises. Since the lease was a...Read more »
I spoke with mgmt last month & was told to invest in security cameras. Most people here are low income & like myself, can't afford to replace items taken, let alone invest in security cameras. Maintenance man is a convicted felon (murder & robbery charges). He has shown up to... Read more »
The son is NOT on the lease, does NOT pay rent, and a number of years ago was evicted from an apartment in the same building. I was not informed that he was coming and, when I realized he was here, I thought he was here only to visit her, but he has not moved on after nearly three months, even... Read more »
The son is not the primary issue. The mother/tenant on the lease is the issue since she is a party to the lease and appears to have committed a breach of the lease. You need to give her notice of the breach and subject her to an Unlawful Detainer. When you send her notice, send it :To Ms. Tenant...Read more »
In Virginia, there is no requirement in the Virginia Code that requires that a landlord provide an internet connection to a tenant. Generally, this would be set forth in the written lease but since you have no such written contract, there would be no contractual obligation.
I pay most of the rent. We allowed family to move in for a 'short time' -- became much longer tho than originally expected. Wife is unwilling to insist they move out. We're retired so are unable to support them (3 relatives -- one is 47 [female] who only works P-T, another 21 [male]... Read more »
To answer your question of what do you have to do to be added to the lease, the answer is you have to make your request to the landlord and ask what is the landlord's requirements to be added to the lease. This is a contract so the contracting parties have to reach a mutual agreement to...Read more »
A Form W-9 is a Request for Taxpayer Identification Number. It generally has no requirement to be used in a court proceeding in Virginia, General District Court or Circuit Court. This is an IRS tax form.
My lease has a "transfer of landlord" clause that states the landlord can move back into the property with 60 days written notice if they return to the area. I'm fairly certain that the landlord already lives in the area. Can they still enforce the 60 day clause? We are a little... Read more »
Generally in Virginia, if a landlord is outside the area and moves back into the area, and has a move back in clause in the lease, the landlord has a right to move back in to the premises within the time that is stated in the lease.
I've been having problems with roof leaks and black mold issues for the past 6 months. The landlord was slow to fix one of the leaks after initially denying there was a leak (he just initially painted over the leak and then it came back a couple of weeks later) and is doing an inadequate... Read more »
Generally in Virginia, the assignment or sublease of the lease is subjective and based on the terms of the lease. Most leases contain a provision that states the tenant may assign or sublease the premises, and the landlord shall not unreasonably withhold his/her consent of said assignment or...Read more »
We are being forced to move after 6 months of renting and signed a 2 year lease due to a “termination upon sale” clause. I’m scouring the lease for any potential legal action but how do I search if it isn’t covered by VA Code?
Generally in Virginia, a new purchaser is required to assume the lease of the prior owner. If there is a provision in the lease that contradicts the Code of Virginia, it is unenforceable. Any lawyer or Judge would have to review the lease to determine its legality. I charge for me my time in such...Read more »
signs from the yard. They were set to move in on the 1st. They called and said they sold the house anyway. She has two weeks now till her current lease is up and nowhere to go. They didn't sign any papers for the lease yet. Is there anything that can be done other than just getting her deposit... Read more »
Given the facts your reported, it sounds like your daughter had an "oral" agreement, but it was not reduced to a written and memorialized contract, to assure her rights to the rental. She certainly has a right to the return of the security deposit from the owner. She could bring a...Read more »
I was naive and didn't think to withhold rent at the time for the property's management failure to fix these issues that made me have to sleep at other people's homes due to it being so cold or hot. Is it too late to take legal action now?
The Judge told us we could speak to the attorney to try to work out a settlement before our next court date. The attorney asked that we email the photos we have. We did so. I carried a binder in court and in contains photos, inventory of my purchase, dates of communications with furniture store and... Read more »
Unless the documents are privileged such as an attorney work product privilege, the documents that are listed in the subpoena must be turned over to the attorney who subpoenaed them. You may want to hire an attorney for your side of the case.
In Virginia, when there is a sublease or an assignment of the previous tenant's lease, the sublessee or assignee is bound by the terms of the lease that the original tenant entered into. Based on the reported facts that you reported, it seems that you did not provide the required 60 notice and...Read more »
My best friend was being contacted and followed by a man she waited on a few years ago. We went and got an emergency protective order then followed it up in court to get it extended for a year. It ran out in August of this year and on tuesday of this week the messages started again. What is our... Read more »
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