Virginia Beach, VA asked in Uncategorized for Virginia

Q: I have a woman who was supposed to move in & there is no lease or any written agreement on anything.

I decided that I do not want her to live here anymore, she does not sleep, shower, get mail, or reside here and no money has been paid. I asked her to get her stuff out when I am available to be there, but she keeps saying that she will get when she has the time. She has also blocked any way for me to contact her to let her know when I am available. Am I legally allowed to put her stuff outside? Or if she does not cooperate with me, does the stuff just become legally mine at a point in time?

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Matthew Lane Kreitzer

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  • Winchester, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should, under no circumstances, remove her property from the home until after going through proper eviction procedures. You should locate a landlord/tenant attorney in your local area to discuss what notices have to be given and what length of time you need to wait before eviction proceedings.

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