Th renewal of a residential lease is a two party agreement/contract. Both parties to the original lease are required to agree to the renewal or there will not be a renewal. Based on the facts that you reported, the landlord has not signed a renewal agreement and therefore the lease will not be...Read more »
I am currently renting out my property. The contract ends November the 1st of this year. The tenants have already moved but payed for the month of October as well. Can I rekey my doors after the 2nd when the contracts ends?
In Virginia, when the tenant has fully vacated the premises and returned the keys of possession to the landlord, the landlord has complete possession and control of the premises, which gives the landlord the authority to re-key the doors.
To my knowledge, there is no law in Virginia that obligates a landlord to provide keys for two locks, unless there are two locks at the premises when the landlord delivers possession to the tenant at the beginning of the lease term.
I have got the eviction and unpaid rent judgments against the tenant from the honorable general district court. After getting the judgment, the tenant contacted me if I would go for Rent Relief Program now ? She had refused for the same when I gave her the 14 days notice.
Generally, when a tenant who has not paid the rent on a timely basis and now there is a judgment for possession and damages, the tenant's back is against the wall and will do anything to stay in the premises. Landlords who agree to such an offer are only looking for more trouble with the same...Read more »
Generally, the residential lease will state the requirements for a tenant to provide the landlord with certain documents, such as title and insurance. If the lease is silent as to this requirement, then the landlord cannot unilaterally change the terms of the lease and demand additional documents...Read more »
My family of 5 including myself live with my mother-in-law & her boyfriend but she just on the 13th of Sept passed from covid. We are not on the lease. We did sign a paper when we moved in here for 4 months & we've been here almost 2yrs. though, the boyfriend being friends with the... Read more »
I discovered the bedbugs within a week of physically moving into the apartment, before I had moved in any of my furniture (so I am confident they did not come from the movers). The landlord insists that treating pests is a tenant responsibility. They initially refused to provide maintenance, but... Read more »
In Virginia, a tenant can file a Tenant's Assertion to claim the premises is uninhabitable because of beg bugs. The Court will determine if the lease should be terminated and if rent will be abated. This is your recourse based on the facts you reported.
Generally in Virginia, when a tenant has not paid rent on the date it is due (you admitted you are behind in the rent) the landlord has the right to file an Unlawful Detainer and ask the Court to award (by Court Order) the Landlord possession of the premises and then for the right of the Landlord...Read more »
A neighbor has no right to force another neighbor who is a landlord to evict a tenant for smoking on the premises. You may have a right to report the nuisance to the Condominium Board and complain or to the Property Manager for recourse.
The terms of the residential lease will determine when and how a landlord can terminate the residential lease. This is a contract law question. On the second question, the landlord has the right to place the premises on the real estate market for sale, but the new owner will be required to take...Read more »
My tenant wants to break a year long lease early. I told her that she is legally obligated to pay the rent until we find someone to take over her lease, or pay a fee. She was unhappy about this and has not talked to me since. How do I protect myself if she refuses to pay and just leaves? I have one... Read more »
If the tenant fails to pay the rent, you will need to give the tenant a written notice to pay or quit. If then the tenant does not pay the rent, you will be required to file an Unlawful Detainer in the General Distract Court where the premises is located and seek damages and the return of...Read more »
Okay so my landlord said if we moved he would give us security deposit we did so and they blocked my phone number and sent a cease and desase for harrassment the home was robbed as well because they tried to say we abandoned the home when we did not I’m in need of a lawyer cause at this point I... Read more »
You're not required to leave in 72 hours. The landlord has to go through the court system to get an eviction. Of course, if you want to leave and you're able to reach an agreement with the landlord then that's your choice, but it's not a requirement. If you decide to hire a...Read more »
The first ceiling fell not due to water damage, then the second bedroom ceiling fell the next day then we noticed my bedroom sagging. I stayed at my girlfriends house for 20 days so far while the landlord fix it. The workers didn't put down any plastic over my belongings and spread that... Read more »
It sounds like the premises is in an uninhabitable condition. 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 should be sent to the premises to make an inspection. If the inspector finds...Read more »
Your issue relates to the rights and obligations under a contract/lease. It is not a consumer rights issue. As a consequence, your rights are contained in the lease and if there is no provision in the lease for the tenant to exercise an extension, it would then depend on a new mutual agreement...Read more »
Basically my apt complex is under new management . New workers in there have gone back previous months and has added fees that I owe a water bill , washer and dryer fees , pest control fees . My lease clearly states water is included in my rent but the washer and dryer isn't stated in my lease... Read more »
You first step is to write the landlord/management company a written letter that details your position and references the provisions of the lease that you claim absolves you from those fees/charges. Give them a deadline to respond. If they do not resolve the matter with you, your next step is to...Read more »
I was sent my lease renewal documentation the week before my current lease's end (Sept 2nd). I signed the Docusign and submitted it electronically on the 25th. The next day, I received an email notice saying that the document was voided by my leasing manager due to "incorrect rental... Read more »
The procedure in Circuit Court in Virginia is to file a Motion to Vacate/Set Aside the Default Judgment that was entered against you. You have the burden of proof to persuade the Judge that you were not living at the address at which the service of the process was allegedly made on the date the...Read more »
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