Arlington, VA asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: If a UD case is non-suited, is there any way to seal this or otherwise keep it from being uploaded to the Internet?

Related to the prior question: "Can I seal or expunge an eviction record in Virginia pursuant to § 19.2-392.2

The case did not result in an eviction nor a collection" You will see a lot of these as first time civil defendants seek to pay arrears after Unlawful Detainer (UD) actions are filed and the debt is settled.

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

A: In Virginia, eviction matters are generally not under seal. You may want to seek a formal opinion from an attorney in the jurisdiction where you reside on your questions.

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