Norfolk, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Can a landlord contact all hours of the day or night through phone calls and text messages?

I have a landlord that has threatened to evict me throughout this "pandemic". I have paid rent every month except June, he has called me, text me, at any and all hours of the night/morning even after filing for eviction.

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

A: As of June 24, 2020, the prohibition on evictions in Virginia was lifted. Your residential lease should have a provision for how often and by what means the landlord can contact you. If there is no provisions, the Code of Virginia does not provide one. In any event, you should send the landlord a written letter (keep a copy) and tell the landlord to stop the calls and texts messages as it is a harassment, (which a Judge will look very dis-favorably on).

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