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Chapter 12. Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 55.1-1200
    Definitions
    § 55.1-1201
    Applicability of chapter; local authority
    § 55.1-1202
    Notice
    § 55.1-1203
    Application; deposit, fee, and additional information
    § 55.1-1204
    Terms and conditions of rental agreement; payment of rent; copy of rental agreement for tenant
    § 55.1-1205
    Prepaid rent; maintenance of escrow account
    § 55.1-1206
    Landlord may obtain certain insurance for tenant
    § 55.1-1207
    Effect of unsigned or undelivered rental agreement
    § 55.1-1208
    Prohibited provisions in rental agreements
    § 55.1-1209
    Confidentiality of tenant records
    § 55.1-1210
    Landlord and tenant remedies for abuse of access
    § 55.1-1211
    Appointment of resident agent by nonresident property owner; service of process, etc., on such agent or on Secretary of the Commonwealth
    § 55.1-1212
    Energy submetering, energy allocation equipment, sewer and water submetering equipment, and ratio utility billing systems; local government fees
    § 55.1-1213
    Transfer of deposits upon purchase
  • Article 2. Landlord ObligationsRead all
  • § 55.1-1214
    Inspection of dwelling unit; report
    § 55.1-1215
    Disclosure of mold in dwelling units
    § 55.1-1216
    Disclosure of sale of premises
    § 55.1-1217
    Required disclosures for properties located adjacent to a military air installation; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1218
    Required disclosures for properties with defective drywall; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1219
    Required disclosures for property previously used to manufacture methamphetamine; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1220
    Landlord to maintain fit premises
    § 55.1-1221
    Landlord to provide locks and peepholes
    § 55.1-1222
    Access of tenant to cable, satellite, and other television facilities
    § 55.1-1223
    Notice to tenants for insecticide or pesticide use
    § 55.1-1224
    Limitation of liability
    § 55.1-1225
    Tenancy at will; effect of notice of change of terms or provisions of tenancy
    § 55.1-1226
    Security deposits
  • Article 3. Tenant ObligationsRead all
  • § 55.1-1227
    Tenant to maintain dwelling unit
    § 55.1-1228
    Rules and regulations
    § 55.1-1229
    Access; consent; correction of nonemergency conditions; relocation of tenant; security systems
    § 55.1-1230
    Access following entry of certain court orders
    § 55.1-1231
    Relocation of tenant where mold remediation needs to be performed in the dwelling unit
    § 55.1-1232
    Use and occupancy by tenant
    § 55.1-1233
    Tenant to surrender possession of dwelling unit
  • Article 4. Tenant RemediesRead all
  • § 55.1-1234
    Noncompliance by landlord
    § 55.1-1235
    Early termination of rental agreement by military personnel
    § 55.1-1236
    Early termination of rental agreements by victims of family abuse, sexual abuse, or criminal sexual assault
    § 55.1-1237
    Notice to tenant in event of foreclosure
    § 55.1-1238
    Failure to deliver possession
    § 55.1-1239
    Wrongful failure to supply an essential service
    § 55.1-1240
    Fire or casualty damage
    § 55.1-1241
    Landlord's noncompliance as defense to action for possession for nonpayment of rent
    § 55.1-1242
    Rent escrow required for continuance of tenant's case
    § 55.1-1243
    Tenant's remedies for landlord's unlawful ouster, exclusion, or diminution of service
    § 55.1-1244
    Tenant's assertion; rent escrow
    § 55.1-1244.1
    Tenant's remedy by repair
  • Article 5. Landlord RemediesRead all
  • § 55.1-1245
    Noncompliance with rental agreement; monetary penalty
    § 55.1-1246
    Barring guest or invitee of a tenant
    § 55.1-1247
    Sheriffs authorized to serve certain notices; fee for service
    § 55.1-1248
    Remedy by repair, etc.; emergencies
    § 55.1-1249
    Remedies for absence, nonuse, and abandonment
    § 55.1-1250
    Landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation
    § 55.1-1251
    Remedy after termination
    § 55.1-1252
    Recovery of possession limited
    § 55.1-1253
    Periodic tenancy; holdover remedies
    § 55.1-1254
    Disposal of property abandoned by tenants
    § 55.1-1255
    Authority of sheriffs to store and sell personal property removed from residential premises; recovery of possession by owner; disposition or sale
    § 55.1-1256
    Disposal of property of deceased tenants
    § 55.1-1257
    Who may recover rent or possession
  • Article 7. Eviction Diversion Pilot ProgramRead all
  • § 55.1-1260
    (Expires July 1, 2023) Establishment of Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; purpose; goals
    § 55.1-1261
    (Expires July 1, 2023) Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; administration
    § 55.1-1262
    (Expires July 1, 2023) Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; process; court-ordered payment plan