Henrico, VA asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Hello. My husband Verbally told me and the landlord,last week, that he is moving out next month.

The term is from 12/12/2019 to 12/31/2020. First months rent was prorated since we moved in mid month. He also verbally told the landlord last week that he is moving out on 12/11. Per our lease, he does have to pay his portion of rent for the entire month of December, correct? And is he required to give me written notice that he is leaving? Also, if I remain in the home (somehow) what happens to the initial deposit from our lease?

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

A: In Virginia, the terms and conditions of the written lease will control whether your husband has the right to terminate the lease based on an oral notification to the landlord. Also, the terms and the conditions of the lease will control who has the rights to the return of the security deposit.

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