When a tenant gives his/her notice to vacate the premises and terminate the lease, that stands firm for the end of the lease, unless the landlord agrees otherwise in writing to extend the lease. It sounds like you have no option but to vacate the premises since the landlord refused to extend the...Read more »
I have filed a Habeas petition in the 4th circuit on this issue. See Hommel v. Unknown, et al. I was civilly commited in virginia in 2007, but never was commited, as the order was stayed. Instead i was transfered to Federal custody in the northern district of ohio where i served approx. 10.9... Read more »
In Virginia with regard to a commercial lease, the terms and conditions that are embodied in the four corners of the lease agreement control the rights and obligations of the parties. If the commercial lease provides that the landlord may change the locks if the tenant does not fulfill a provision...Read more »
If you, as the landlord, are not totally familiar with the process to terminate a lease and the Unlawful Detainer action process in Virginia, it is best to hire an attorney to assist you in order to get it right the first time.
Roughly 4-6 months ago I made an in person appointment to talk about the lease date and to tell them we were leaving on the lease date. Now we are just leaving and they are saying that we didnt provide a written notice, so they are charging me a "fee" equal to 2 months rent($3000) and... Read more »
The Virginia Code requires a "written" notice to be given by either the tenant or the landlord to terminate the lease. This is the law. It is probable that the lease provided for a "written" notice as well so if that is the case, you are bound by the contract.
The lease should control the answer to your questions. Generally, if the landlord has not delivered possession of the premises to the tenant, the rent is not due and payable from the tenant to the landlord. If another tenant caused you to be displaced from the premises because of a fire, the other...Read more »
My original lease was supposed to end March 31st, 2020. Property Manager said that I needed a 60 day notice to terminate lease, so I paid for April to satisfy lease agreement. My security deposit should have been returned by June 15. When I messaged her for an update on that date, she said she was... Read more »
The Virginia Code requires a landlord to allow the tenant a move out inspection and to be present for that inspection. If the landlord failed to allow the tenant to attend the move out inspection, it is a breach of the lease.
The Virginia Code also requires the landlord to either provide...Read more »
It depends on what is provided in your residential lease contract. If the lease prohibits no security cameras, then there is a prohibition. If the lease is silent on security cameras, there is no prohibition.
Says I will get evicted if not taken down within 24 hours says nothing in my lease about not having cameras and had them since 2015 help I have them to protect me and my vehicles my neighbor constantly harasses me and he is sick and tired of seeing videos of him harassing me so I got a letter... Read more »
In Virginia, an oral agreement is considered a contract. When's purpose is a residential lease, all the legal requirements embodied in the Code of Virginia for a landlord-tenant matter are applicable. If your daughter's boyfriend is seen by the law as a tenant, you must proceed with a...Read more »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has suspended all new eviction cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia for tenants unable to pay rent as a result of COVID-19 through April 6. and then the eviction moratorium has been extended through June 28. I saw no order by the Governor that placed a freeze on...Read more »
I reside in the home. I have not changed the locks so that she may get her items but she has become very belligerent and maliciously leaving messes so that I have to clean them up. She will only come when I am at work and then I clean up when I get home. Three times she has left the doors standing... Read more »
You may want to seek a "Protective Order" from the General District Court in the jurisdiction (city/county) in which the premises is located. Ask the Court to prohibit her ability to enter the premises.
For a matter as you describe in Virginia, I think your best course of action is to go to the General District Court in the jurisdiction (city/county) where you live and ask them for the brochure/pamphlet for an Unlawful Detainer action.
I signed a lease for August 2019 to August 2020 at a college apartment complex in Lynchburg. The lease states that I will be charged $450 per month for rent. I have just been made aware that they have been charging $500 a month. I never knew because I paid for the whole leasing term in August. They... Read more »
You have two alternatives. You can bring a small claims lawsuit for the excess/overage amount of rent in the General District Court of Lynchburg. You can also contact the Virginia Attorney General's Office and make a formal complaint.
I am a landlord in Virginia. We have three tenants. Two renewed the lease and one wants to leave. The deposit check was written by the mother of one of the remaining tenants, but I believe all three payed her equally. Am I legally bound to return a portion of the deposit to the tenant leaving... Read more »
The roommates should figure it out among themselves. Generally in Virginia, the landlord has no duty to the tenants to apportion the return of the security deposit, unless the lease provides otherwise.
I gave my landlord notice that I was moving about 4 months before the move-out date (via text). About a month before the move-out date, I told him I may move out a little early (a couple of weeks), but I didn't know the exact date. I ended up moving about a week early. Now, he wants to charge... Read more »
Based on what you stated in your inquiry, you were still a tenant under a written residential lease. If that assumption is correct, the terms of the lease will control the type of notice and the period of time within which the notice must be given by the tenant to the landlord. If you complied with...Read more »
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