The issue of who has the right to renew or not renew the lease must be contained in the lease. If the lease do not provide for an automatic renewal or a written renewal of the lease by the landlord, there is no requirement under the Code of Virginia that obligates the landlord to renew the lease,...Read more »
Hello, can you kindly please let me know how the SOL is considered in Viriginia. If the problem occured on April 15 but you did not discover the issue until May 15 , is this the date you can use to determine when the SOL ends ? I am having a challenging time finding an attorney due to complex issue... Read more »
Yesterday our landlord tried to charge us for a second cat, stating that the maintenance team was in our apartment on Wednesday and saw a cat that was “less skittish” and they swore was a different cat. We were very adamant that we only have the one cat and that we’ve lived here for almost 2... Read more »
He had them facing are building and was told by management to face them in common area and that he could not have cameras on the outside. He took it down but hide it on his balcony in a wreath on that he hung on the storage closet door. He is using them to tattle on anyone walking their dog that... Read more »
On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an eviction moratorium order. It protects people from being evicted for not paying their rent if they complete a declaration form and give it to their landlord. This protection lasts until June 30, 2021.
I bought a dark grey sofa and immediately had issues. The color wasn't as advertised and the required cover to velcroes on didn’t fit. I couldn’t get anyone on the phone bc they had tech issues. I reached them via Twitter and they send me a replacement cover. This one was even smaller.... Read more »
Email is considered by the courts as written notice, especially if the lease provides for such notices to be sent by email. As long as the date of the notice was the day before the ;last day of the month, the termination date the the last day of the following month.
I was told I had to pay the new rental company March rent since they now own the house. However, the new rental company sent me an email saying I have 30 days to vacate because they are not renewing my lease. They said I have until April 31st to move out completely. Since my lease ended March 31st... Read more »
In Virginia, the owner/landlord of a property which is rented to a tenant has the right to sell the property to another party. The new owner is obligated to respect the current lease until the lease term ends. Based on what you stated, your lease's term ended on March 31, 2021 and the lease...Read more »
If the lease you have is a written one year term lease that was not renewed, then by operation of law in Virginia, the lease become a month-to-month tenancy. The month-to-month tenancy may be terminated by either the tenant or the landlord by giving the other party a written 30 day notice in the...Read more »
His handyman is advising I continue to send money in P.O. Box - no one has came to my home to advise me of anything and no one can help - should I continue to send payments via P.O. Box or put money in a bank escrow account there is no information in my lease concerning Steps to take if he is... Read more »
Based on the facts you reported, it is a clear risk to send your rent payment to a PO Box without some written clarification from the next of kin of the decedent. You may want to send a letter to that PO Box and request the person who rents that PO Box to contact you to discuss the situation.
In Virginia, there is no notice required to be given by the Landlord to the tenant when the premises is placed up for sale because the new owner is required to assume the existing lease as well as recognize the rights of the existing tenant.
She wants me to use the security deposit instead, which gives her no incentive to clean the apartment etc. upon leaving. I’m fairly certain the security deposit will not cover the cleaning, damages, and back rent, and since she will not provide a forwarding address, I feel I am without options.... Read more »
In Virginia, the tenant's security deposit is not permitted to be used for the rent, whether it is the last month's payment or another month's payment. If the tenant has not paid this month's rent, you need to follow the proper procedures of giving a notice to pay or quit and...Read more »
My Landlord intends to sell the property that which I am a tenant, however, my lease does not end for another six months. I've heard and read from multiple sources that the Landlord cannot, nor the new owner of the property (when sold), kick me out until my lease expires, but I cannot find... Read more »
You halve the right to file a Warrant in Debt for the full amount of the rent until the end of the Term and then when you are about to be awarded a judgment, you tell the Judge that you want to amend the balanced old down to the date you are before the Court.
The survivor of the joint tenants as set forth in the deed will become the sole title owner of the property by operation of law on the death of the other joint tenant no matter what the decedent's will provides otherwise.
This man was just evicted from my home but he left all of his belongings with his girlfriend who still lives as my house. She states I can't get rid of it though because it now belongs to her. These belongings now take up 3 of my rooms and I can't take it anymore. Please help!
Unless the woman who was gifted the other person's belongings is paying rent for the rooms in which the items are located, she must be told to remove the additional items from the other rooms and move them into her room that she pays for or to pay more rent. She can't have it both ways.
I live at an apartment complex and every weekend the amount of partying is unimaginable. Sometimes our building will shake, you can hear the music from three buildings over, people ring our doorbell and our neighbors throughout the night, people are yelling in the courtyard, and more. We have even... Read more »
In Virginia, the "covenant of quiet enjoyment" exists between the landlord and the tenant. There is no similar covenant between tenants living in the same building. In addition, I have never heard of and think there is no such right to peaceful enjoyment between tenants of a premises in Virginia.
I gave the person a 30 day notice to vacate and now that person has stated that they're not leaving. What are my options for having them removed? It's a simple lease with the basic message that terms are based on a month to month sign agreement. Also, in the 30 day notice I mentioned... Read more »
In Virginia ,the police will not get involved with a civil dispute between the landlord and the tenant. Also in Virginia, you have the right to file an Unlawful Detainer action in the General District Court in the city/county in which the premises is located and seek an order for possession. The...Read more »
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