Q: Can my landlord non-renew my lease and evict my family during COVID? I am on the housing choice voucher and pay on time
I am in Virginia and unemployed but I pay my portion of rent on time with my unemployment and the Federal Housing Choice Voucher pays . The landlord is listing the house for sell and the Realtor said she will conduct open houses and have buyers come into the house whenever they want. I am high risk for COVID and afraid of people entering the house i reside. Also, its very hard to find a place during COVID and I will be homeless with my kids in 2 months. The non-renewal of the lease states for Busines Reasons. I asked for month-to-month until the COVID subsides, I should find a place, however, I
can not control COVID and it negative impact on the rental market. Is there any help for me?
A: Virginia Governor Northam has ordered that no evictions shall occur during a specified time period, which will end soon. You should look at Governor Northam's web page for the details and the dates.
A: You probably will not be able to prevent an eviction, but you can slow down the process and you're not required to allow access whenever the landlord or their agent wants to show the property to prospective buyers. All that being said, the moratorium is only for non-payment of rent evictions and your eviction would be because the lease term ended.
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