Midlothian, VA asked in Contracts, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: What is the statue of limitations on a debt because of back rent?

My son left prior to his lease being up by 3 months back in Sept of 2015. He just recv'd a summons to pay back rent. At the time he had a roommate that was also leaving, but she had someone sublet the apartment for her. They are asking for the full rent.. her half as well as his half.

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: In Virginia, if there was a written contract or written lease, the Statute of Limitations (SOL) is 5 years. If there was no written lease or agreement but simply an oral agreement, the SOL is 3 years.

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