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The Virginia landlord-tenant law allows landlords to evict a tenant for violating the terms of the agreement. Common grounds for tenant eviction include nonpayment of rent and excessive property damage. As a landlord, you must follow the proper eviction process for the exercise to be successful. It would be illegal for you to evict a tenant due to retaliatory or discriminatory reasons. Self-help eviction actions, such as removing your tenant’s personal belongings, are also illegal and can land you in legal trouble with your tenant. A Guide to…

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As a landlord, having tenants pay a security deposit can help provide you some cushion against potential financial damages. These can occur in any of the following ways: If a tenant moves out of their rented premises without paying the due rent If a tenant moves out of their rented premises without clearing their utility bills In the case a tenant abandons a unit If a tenant (or their guest) causes negligent property damage In such cases, you’d be able to minimize your losses by making appropriate deductions from a tenant’s deposit. In Virgi…

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As you may know, each state in the US has their own landlord tenant laws to protect all parties involved with a rental property. If you’ve ever been curious about the rules and regulations that are specific to Virginia, then keep reading! Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities in Virginia In each state, both landlords and tenants have their own set of rights and responsibilities to protect both parties from being taken advantage of. To help you better understand these rules in Virginia, let’s start with the rights and responsibilities of the tena…

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