Q: I own a condo and have given tenant verbal notice to vacate within 30 days and he refuses
A: You need a lawyer. While Virginia has self-help for some landlord-tenant issues, you are doing it wrong, and you are doing it wrong in the wrong county to do it wrong.
Ross Cameron Hart agrees with this answer
A: Under Virginia law, you need to give a tenant 30 days' WRITTEN notice, and that is generally at least thirty days before the end of the month. And that's only if you're in a month-to-month tenancy or your lease provides that you can give thirty days' notice to end the lease. If you're in the middle of a year lease and you want the tenant out for violating the lease agreement, it's a little more complicated than just giving thirty days' notice. I agree that you need to consult with a lawyer before going forward.
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