Ashburn, VA asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: LL retaliated after notice of repairs not made by refusal to accept new signed lease before he got letter

We were on month to month, we signed new 1 yr. lease on 8/5/2018 prior to LL receiving our letter Monday of non-repairs of leaking roof and inside walls, received letter today that we are to move out by 09/30/2018, even though we had already signed a new lease the day before! This is retaliation from our letter addressing we had possible mold in the walls and husbands recent medical issues. How do I stop the termination of a lease after we had already signed a new one and no longer month to month?

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

A: You will need to petition the Court in the city or county where the premises is located and ask the Judge to make a determination about who is right regarding the residential lease.

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.