Rock, WV asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Does the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act pertain to all residential landlords?

What factors determine whether or not a residential landlord falls under the purview of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act? Is it the amount of rental units owned or are there other factors that apply? If I own three single family dwellings would I be subject to the VRLTA?

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

A: The applicable Virginia Code section is: § 55.1-1201. Applicability of chapter; local authority.

The key provision that addresses your question is, as it uses "all.....dwelling units...":

B. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to occupancy in all single-family and multifamily dwelling units and multifamily dwelling units located in the Commonwealth.

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