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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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  • 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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