In Virginia, the law that effects the garnishment of wages and/or bank account has a set period of 180 days before the matter goes to court. If the full amount of the judgment is not satisfied by the initial garnishment, the judgment creditor has the right to file a second garnishment to seek the...Read more »
You have an oral (rather than a written) month-to-month tenancy. If the landlord follows the CDC rules for a tenant who does not pay rent on time and gives the proper notice(s) as required by the DCD and federal/state laws, the landlord can seek possession of the premises and seek and eviction....Read more »
The likelihood to force anyone to do anything these days is slim to none. You may be able to file a formal complaint against the landlord with the Office of the Virginia Attorney General in Richmond, VA.
Selling a property is not a reason to terminate a lease unless there is a specific provision in the lease agreement, so I don't believe you have to leave. If you want to leave early, it sounds like the landlord is willing to agree to a release and maybe even pay you to leave, but if you want...Read more »
We just found out the air ducts in our home are pulled out of place and two rooms are not getting the air (it’s literally just pouring AC out under the home), and many other small things that weren’t noticeably to the eye during a walkthrough
We ran into a lot of issues. The septic line had a tree root growing in it, we lost all bathroom utilities for weeks and he suggested showering at a college not too far from my house and using the bathroom at our neighbors house because it’s a “pricey” project. Our ceiling in our kitchen is... Read more »
The facts as you reported them seems like an situation of uninhabitability. You should contact the Office of Housing Code Enforcement for the city/county in which the premises is located and make a formal complaint. An inspector will come to the premises and if the inspector finds Code violations,...Read more »
Is this legal under 55.1 or otherwise? 5 yr commercial lease, month to month in 2020. Facility vacated without issue at closing of business. In lease, "fixtures shall at all times remain personal property of Tenant .. + may be removed by Tenant at any time". The Landlord made a verbal... Read more »
My landlord is now very weird and is telling me I can only shower for 10minutes. He also has no smoke alarms installed in my room and the windows don’t open. He also has lied about several things including how old the flooring is and he has me turn off my toilet when I’m not using It. The... Read more »
With regard to the mold, the windows that don't open and no smoke alarms, you should call the Office of Housing Code Enforcement for the city/county in which the premises is located and make a formal complaint. An inspector should be sent to the premises and if there are Housing Code...Read more »
My lease termed out and I am month to month. I've been in the single family home since 2010. The Landlord just advised they were thinking about selling the home. How much notice is required in VA for me to have to move out after I receive the official notice. My original lease stated I have to... Read more »
In Virginia, when a written lease for a one year (or more than one year) term ends and is not renewed with another written agreement, the lease changes to a month-to-month lease by operation of law. In Virginia, a month-to-month lease may be terminated by a written 30 day notice from the landlord...Read more »
Would b fine.So I got a letter stating she wasn't renewing my lease.An to make matters worse she had me do the thing where they help u pay your rent( cause she's money hungry) an soon as I asked about why because she was getting her rent plus late fees she said this way it would pay u up... Read more »
If you do not move, the landlord will probably take you to court. In Virginia, most courts will give an automatic 60 day continuance for case like yours but eventually, you will be faced with a court order for possession and an eviction, if you decide to take that course of action.
The issue of who has the right to renew or not renew the lease must be contained in the lease. If the lease do not provide for an automatic renewal or a written renewal of the lease by the landlord, there is no requirement under the Code of Virginia that obligates the landlord to renew the lease,...Read more »
Yesterday our landlord tried to charge us for a second cat, stating that the maintenance team was in our apartment on Wednesday and saw a cat that was “less skittish” and they swore was a different cat. We were very adamant that we only have the one cat and that we’ve lived here for almost 2... Read more »
He had them facing are building and was told by management to face them in common area and that he could not have cameras on the outside. He took it down but hide it on his balcony in a wreath on that he hung on the storage closet door. He is using them to tattle on anyone walking their dog that... Read more »
On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an eviction moratorium order. It protects people from being evicted for not paying their rent if they complete a declaration form and give it to their landlord. This protection lasts until June 30, 2021.
Email is considered by the courts as written notice, especially if the lease provides for such notices to be sent by email. As long as the date of the notice was the day before the ;last day of the month, the termination date the the last day of the following month.
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