Hampton, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Is my landlord required to go back to court to evict me if an Unlawful Detainer was granted last month?

I live in Hampton, Va. In July I was late for rent and it was paid before the end of August. Yet on August 16th my landlord went to court and was granted an Unlawful Detainer but no law enforcer was contacted for eviction. August rent was paid late again but my landlord did not enter a request for judgment or Unlawful Detainer for the month of August. If I am late again next month, September, can my landlord still evict me off of the same Unlawful Detainer granted for last month or must he go back to court to get permission to evict me? I have a 12 month lease agreement but it ends in 2 months, at the end of October.

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John Andrew Maghamez
John Andrew Maghamez
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: He likely just needs a writ of possession because it sounds like you hadn't paid enough rent the first time.

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