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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: With respect to residential lease Under what circumstances Can a lease holder (home owner) raise rent during lease?

Lease is six months beginning September 2019

Elizabeth Crego
Elizabeth Crego answered on Nov 21, 2019

A landlord can raise the rent only after the lease period ends. Typically, with your six month lease, it would convert to a month-to-month lease (unless the lease says otherwise) at the end of the six month period. For the first six months, the rent amount would stay as it is written in the lease... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Must we sign another 1 year lease after having been paying month to month for a year?

We signed a lease for 1 year. That lease was up last year and we've been month to month. Can the landlord force us to sign a new 1 year lease?

Elizabeth Crego
Elizabeth Crego answered on Feb 22, 2018

With a month-to-month lease, either you or the landlord can terminate at any time, provided you give the notice required in the lease and have the termination at the end of the month. So yes, the landlord can easily terminate this lease with you and require you to sign a new lease in order to stay... Read more »

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