Newport News, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Do I need to give notice to a person staying in my property in the state of Virginia? More details below.

Does not pay rent and is not in a lease agreement. Property damage has occurred by this person. If a notice needs to be given how long? Also do I need to go through the court system as in an eviction?

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Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you're going to evict based on non-payment or property damage, then you do need to give notice and evict through the court process. If you're evicting based on a person who has no tenancy rights then arguably no notice is required, but even then, the safest thing to do is give notice. if you decide to hire an attorney, I"m sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.

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