Most leases in Virginia written for professional landlords include an express provision that prohibits controlled substances, including marijuana. Marijuana is still a controlled substance under federal law, and in Virginia up to one ounce is excluded from the criminal code. Absent these...View More
Your question indicates that your sister is an adult, not a minor (under 18). In cases when a person has not made an advanced medical directive, then Section 54.1-2986 of the Virginia Code determines the procedure for making medical decisions in the absence of an advanced medical directive. The...View More
A diagnosis alone does is not complete proof that a person lacked capacity to execute a valid Power of Attorney. In addition, "dementia" is a general term and can include varying degrees of inability to process information accurately. However, for a Power of Attorney to be valid, the...View More
I gave someone 45 days to vacate my home I gace a verbal,text message and written documents..they said ok and moved 80% of their stuff out and have not stayed at the home since but still have items there i reach.out and ask when they were coming to get there remainder of the items but they ignore... View More
I advise against taking "self-help". The Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act creates a high penalty for landlords who evict a tenant without obtaining a Judgement of Possession and Writ of Eviction through a Court. The penalty can exceed $5,000 plus attorney fees for the tenant....View More
A salesman came to my son's home Nov 29th, demonstrated vacuum cleaner. Purchased, signed contract...had 3 days to cancel contract. Dec 1st he cancelled contract, salesman came picked up vacuum and took all paperwork including his copy of the contract stating he didn't need it anymore.... View More
Yes, your son could pursue a private right of action under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. In these cases, any intentional or willful actions that violate the act enable the Plaintiff to recover treble (triple) the damages and attorney fees. The Virginia Consumer Protection Act creates a...View More
People frequently choose to pay a ticket rather than contest it because they think it costs more to go to Court and take a day off of work than to pay the ticket. However, most people experience a large increase in their insurance premiums when points appear on their driving record. Three points...View More
If the Court Order occurred within 30 days, you may be able successfully motion the Court to re-open the case or re-try the case. If the Court Order occurred within the past 10 days, you could appeal to the Order to the Circuit Court. If you were in the military, you may be able to obtain relief...View More
Our leasing manager is telling us we don't have access to use the attic because it belongs to the home owners association. However that information was not provided in the lease we signed. We have a rat situation in the attic and they have yet to resolve that. We also have been told one of the... View More
Tenants have several options in cases like this, when safety and health are threatened due to uninhabitable living conditions. (1) A Tenant's assertion (2) a Repair and Deduct (3) a 21/30 day notice to landlord, demanding that Landlord repairs in 21 days or lease will end on day 30....View More
Under some circumstances, a defendant may be able to successfully motion the Court to re-open a case. For example, if a Court issued a default judgement, and the defendant was unable to attend through no fault of his/her own. Also, keep in mind that every matter in a Virginia General District...View More
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