Washington, DC asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Is the tenant obligated to pay rent under a lease that the property manager didn’t sign?

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Ross Cameron Hart
Ross Cameron Hart
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Salem, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: did you move in and are living there? The you owe the rent. Virginia law provides that if a lease is delivered but not signed AND the parties act is if it was in force, then it's in force and both the landlord and tenant must live up to their side of the bargain

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

A: The Virginia Code does not require the lease to be signed by the tenant. The code only requires the landlord deliver the lease to the tenant and the premises are delivered to the tenant and the tenant takes possession of the premises.

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