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  • Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability
    Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability

    So, you’re a landlord? Can you, therefore, fully control your tenant and subject the tenant to your whims regarding the maintenance of the rental property? Not exactly. Even though the tenant has ...

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  • 6 Legal Tips for Virginia Landlords to Evict Tenants
    6 Legal Tips for Virginia Landlords to Evict Tenants

    In Virginia, there are two courts where landlord-tenant disputes can be initiated: Circuit Court or the General District Court (GDC). Va. Code Ann. §16.1-77 provides that all landlord-tenant disputes ...

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  • 4 Things Landlords Need to Know About Virginia Unlawful Detainers
    4 Things Landlords Need to Know About Virginia Unlawful Detainers

    Rental arrangements work well until either Landlord or Tenant fails to honor their respective responsibilities as set forth in the lease agreement and applicable law. A landlord’s counterpart to a ...

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  • How Recent Changes to the VRLTA (and the Common Law) Affects Landlords and Tenants
    How Recent Changes to the VRLTA (and the Common Law) Affects Landlords and Tenants

    Every Virginia landlord or tenant should be aware of the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA). The VRLTA’s passage and amendments have comprehensively reformed Virginia landlord tenant ...

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  • Tips for Filing a Tenant’s Assertion in Virginia
    Tips for Filing a Tenant’s Assertion in Virginia

    Tips for Filing a Tenant’s Assertion in Virginia The rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Virginia flow from the terms of their lease agreement and Virginia’s complicated system of ...

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  • Refusing to Lease to a Convicted Criminal May Violate Fair Housing Laws
    Refusing to Lease to a Convicted Criminal May Violate Fair Housing Laws

    On April 4, 2016, the federal government, through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released new Fair Housing regulations for screening prospective residential tenants. The regulations ...

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