Baltimore, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: If I have text messages from the landlord saying the house was ready but when I moved in the septic tank was no good

And the county is saying to get out can I be reimbursed for the expenses of my deposit and moving expenses if there’s no written lease but I have text messages saying I could move in?

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

A: In Virginia, if the County has condemned the premises, you must leave the premises. As for the reimbursement of the expenses, you will have to make a claim in the Court in the jurisdiction in which the premises is located and seek a judgment against the other party. You will have the burden of proof to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that your claim is correct.

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