Virginia Beach, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Landlord is not renewing the lease because she wants to offer to new tenants. Is this ok during Covid?

Our lease is up at the end of August. Over the past 3 months we have been paying the rent a little later in the month because I lost my job due to Covid and have not received my unemployment benefits. We are never more than a month behind in rent. We have 3 school aged children and the landlord told us just 2 weeks ago that she did not want to renew the lease.

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

A: In Virginia, there is currently no prohibition for a landlord offering a residential rental property to a different tenant at the end of the lease term. The current prohibition is for an eviction of the current tenant.

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