Q: 7yrLTerm/carpet&repaintcharges.arbitration clause in lease. How does that work?
Arbitration keeps disappearing.
As a general matter, the way arbitration clauses work is that they make it mandatory for the parties to a contract to use arbitration as a forum for adjudicating disputes that arise out of that contract. Depending on how the contract is drafted, this usually means that the parties agree to forfeit their rights to pursue legal remedies in civil or other court. This is as a general matter. If you have specific concerns about the operation of an arbitration clause in an actual contract in Virginia, it would be advisable to consult with a Virginia attorney.
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