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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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  • HELP! My landlord won't fix problems in my apartment
    HELP! My landlord won't fix problems in my apartment

    We’ve all been in your shoes. There is something wrong with your apartment- the sink is clogged up, the dishwasher won’t work, the toilet runs, there is mold. We’ve requested a repair and the landlord ...

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  • HELP! My landlord is trying to evict me!
    HELP! My landlord is trying to evict me!

    In Virginia, there are several steps that a landlord must take to evict a tenant. Below is a step by step process that the landlord must take, and how to react/contend at each step. The Lease You most ...

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  • What Happens if My Roommate Leaves Before Our Lease is Up?
    What Happens if My Roommate Leaves Before Our Lease is Up?

    What is a Lease and Who is a Tenant? Under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act , a “lease” or “rental agreement” is a written or oral agreement embodying the terms and conditions ...

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  • 3 Differences Between Virginia Landlord and Tenant Common Law and Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA)
    3 Differences Between Virginia Landlord and Tenant Common Law and Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA)

    If you’ve owned rental property or rented property in Virginia, you may have had to learn the differences between what is required by the VRLTA, also known as, the Virginia Residential Landlord and ...

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  • Failure to Pay Rent When Due: 5-Day Pay or Quit Notice
    Failure to Pay Rent When Due: 5-Day Pay or Quit Notice

    Chances are, if you own a rental property, you’ll have to hire an attorney to help you evict a tenant who doesn’t pay rent or pays rent late. Most likely, you’ll charge your tenant a late fee for ...

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