Tenant bought and moved into a home and out of leased house stating an "unspecified" safety risk. He then wants to hire an safety expert to see if he can prove he was right/find something in order to try to break the lease. Since he left the premise, does he have to state that he abandoned the... Read more »
Generally in Virginia, when a tenant give the landlord notice that he is moving out because of a safety issue, the tenant has returned possession to the landlord and abandoned the property. Given those facts, the tenant has no right to have an third party enter the property for inspection...Read more »
So when my ex and I moved into an apartment together, I paid the $500 security deposit and we agreed that she wouldn't have to split it because I would get it back when we moved out. So when we move out, the apartment complex sends her the check by accident with both our names on it. She chased it... Read more »
We have been dealing with rats in our home for 3-4 months caused by the landlord/neighbor, they've had rats alot longer then us. I've had an professional exterminator out here several times and nothing they do helps get rid of them. The rats are running everywhere day & night, urinating and pooping... Read more »
In Virginia, a neighbor who is not the actual landlord of the Complaintant has no standing to bring a lawsuit under landlord-tenant laws. You may have a claim under Tort law for negligence. I do not handle Tort law matters. You should contact a lawyer who is located in your city/county for a formal...Read more »
A charge to repaint the premises is generally stated in the lease to give the landlord that right. If the lease has that provision, then maybe the landlord has the right. If the lease is silent regarding that fee, the landlord does not have the right to charge that repainting fee.
Our lease is from July 2019 to May 2020. They have listed a $40/month increase if we renew by Oct. 15, 2019 and a $60/mo increase if we renew after Oct. 15. I'm new to Virginia and do not know if there is rent control or other regs that allow this. I've never had a landlord request a renewal 8... Read more »
The date of the lease's renewal and the date for the written notice for renewal and for the rent increase must be stated in the written lease. It would be best for your to review your lease to see what provision addresses these topics because the lease is the contract on which your have rights....Read more »
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 »
Your rights are to receive a copy of the lease that you signed on the date your signed it. If the landlord misplaced the originally signed lease, you should have a copy to provide them to demonstrate evidence of the signed lease. If you do not have a copy of that originally signed lease, that...Read more »
Generally in Virginia, the duty to pay the utility bills is that of the Tenant and is stated in the Residential Lease. A claim pursuant to a written agreement has a statute of limitations period in Virginia of 5 years. If the unpaid utility bills are 3 years in arrears, the landlord has a right to...Read more »
Whether the landlord has a right to raise your rent will depend on what the lease provides. If there is a provision in the lease that allows the landlord to raise the rent at certain intervals, then the landlord has a right to do that. The tenant does not have to accept the increased rent and can...Read more »
I recently found out that the apartment maintenance man came to fix the dish washer but had went into my master bedroom where I had the bed room door closed but my nanny cam on and he went through my medication and check and bills and also took pictures of all sorts of rare strange things. Would... Read more »
If the maintenance person, as you described, was expressly permitted to only be in one part of the Premises and not any other part of the Premises, and that maintenance person entered yurt bedroom without authority, that maintenance person committed a trespass. You can bring a claim in General...Read more »
Turns out I need documents more than anyone . Council for opposing side said she believed they were in her control , ability to produce them and that she had the ability to compel the answers , and would be contacting the lawyer who advised her . Never happened . Can I legally obtain the documents... Read more »
If the trial took place in 2015, it is most likely that the judgment is now final and no further discovery would be permitted. You may want to seek a formal opinion from an attorney who can review the entire case and the issues of the case and render a formal written opinion to you.
This woman has also sent emails indicating that she wonders how much money I have and she wants to find out. In the post she says I have been married 5 or 6 times and broken up marriages every time. That I take men for money. Could I get a protective order?
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 »
is now charging legal fees, additional months rent. I paid the full amount due on the evening of the 9th through a drop box. Was legal proceedings filed prematurely? Shouldn’t I have 5 full days from the date I was served? Thank you!
I would need to review all the documents in order the give an answer. However, you may have a defense to a lawsuit if the suit is filed maturely. You should get a formal opinion from a lawyer to protect yourself.
The check is short by over a thousand dollars, no itemized list and their own "math" is off. We want to sue them for the difference. Can we send a dispute letter and cash this check?(we suspect they do not have the full amount to give)
You may deposit the check in your checking account but you should mark on the back and just above your signature "accepted in partial satisfaction of security deposit refund- not an accord and satisfaction."
By writing that on the back of the check and making a copy of the front and back...Read more »
Only paid non-refundable reservation fee and non-refundable application fee. We never got keys, took possession of property, never paid any rent or security deposit. Called within 24 hours to let them know we don’t want to move in. Lease states, “first months rent & deposit due before... Read more »
The landlord is certainly "able" to take action against you and that may be a lawsuit. Whether the landlord succeeds in its claims, by lawsuit or otherwise, will depend on the Landlord proving by the preponderance of the evidence that he has a valid and enforceable claim for damages. You may have...Read more »
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