Baltimore, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: I moved out of my apartment in 10/20. My landlords emailed me today saying I have a remaining balance. What should I do?

Is it legal for them to do that ? I specifically asked before leaving if I needed to be present for the inspection of my apartment and if everything was good (I had an automatic payment of my rent).

They told me I was all good and now 8 months later they ask me for a remaining balance of rent.

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

A: You should send an email back to the landlord and dispute the claim that you owe any additional rent. In Virginia, there is no specific law that addresses your issue. It may be that a Judge will have to decide the issue.

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