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Code of Virginia
Title 55.1. Property and Conveyances [Effective October 1, 2019]
1/21/2020

Chapter 12. Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 55.1-1200
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Definitions
    § 55.1-1201
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Applicability of chapter; local authority
    § 55.1-1202
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Notice
    § 55.1-1203
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Application deposit and application fee
    § 55.1-1204
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Terms and conditions of rental agreement; payment of rent; copy of rental agreement for tenant
    § 55.1-1205
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Prepaid rent; maintenance of escrow account
    § 55.1-1206
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord may obtain certain insurance for tenant
    § 55.1-1207
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Effect of unsigned or undelivered rental agreement
    § 55.1-1208
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Prohibited provisions in rental agreements
    § 55.1-1209
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Confidentiality of tenant records
    § 55.1-1210
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord and tenant remedies for abuse of access
    § 55.1-1211
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Appointment of resident agent by nonresident property owner; service of process, etc., on such agent or on Secretary of the Commonwealth
    § 55.1-1212
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Energy submetering, energy allocation equipment, sewer and water submetering equipment, and ratio utility billing systems; local government fees
    § 55.1-1213
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Transfer of deposits upon purchase
  • Article 2. Landlord ObligationsRead all
  • § 55.1-1214
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Inspection of dwelling unit; report
    § 55.1-1215
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Disclosure of mold in dwelling units
    § 55.1-1216
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Disclosure of sale of premises
    § 55.1-1217
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Required disclosures for properties located adjacent to a military air installation; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1218
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Required disclosures for properties with defective drywall; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1219
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Required disclosures for property previously used to manufacture methamphetamine; remedy for nondisclosure
    § 55.1-1220
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord to maintain fit premises
    § 55.1-1221
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord to provide locks and peepholes
    § 55.1-1222
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Access of tenant to cable, satellite, and other television facilities
    § 55.1-1223
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Notice to tenants for insecticide or pesticide use
    § 55.1-1224
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Limitation of liability
    § 55.1-1225
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenancy at will; effect of notice of change of terms or provisions of tenancy
    § 55.1-1226
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Security deposits
  • Article 3. Tenant ObligationsRead all
  • § 55.1-1227
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenant to maintain dwelling unit
    § 55.1-1228
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Rules and regulations
    § 55.1-1229
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Access; consent; correction of nonemergency conditions; relocation of tenant; security systems
    § 55.1-1230
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Access following entry of certain court orders
    § 55.1-1231
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Relocation of tenant where mold remediation needs to be performed in the dwelling unit
    § 55.1-1232
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Use and occupancy by tenant
    § 55.1-1233
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenant to surrender possession of dwelling unit
  • Article 4. Tenant RemediesRead all
  • § 55.1-1234
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Noncompliance by landlord
    § 55.1-1235
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Early termination of rental agreement by military personnel
    § 55.1-1236
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Early termination of rental agreements by victims of family abuse, sexual abuse, or criminal sexual assault
    § 55.1-1237
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Notice to tenant in event of foreclosure
    § 55.1-1238
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Failure to deliver possession
    § 55.1-1239
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Wrongful failure to supply an essential service
    § 55.1-1240
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Fire or casualty damage
    § 55.1-1241
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord's noncompliance as defense to action for possession for nonpayment of rent
    § 55.1-1242
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Rent escrow required for continuance of tenant's case
    § 55.1-1243
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenant's remedies for landlord's unlawful ouster, exclusion, or diminution of service
    § 55.1-1244
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenant's assertion; rent escrow
  • Article 5. Landlord RemediesRead all
  • § 55.1-1245
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Noncompliance with rental agreement; monetary penalty
    § 55.1-1246
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Barring guest or invitee of a tenant
    § 55.1-1247
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Sheriffs authorized to serve certain notices; fee for service
    § 55.1-1248
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Remedy by repair, etc.; emergencies
    § 55.1-1249
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Remedies for absence, nonuse, and abandonment
    § 55.1-1250
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation
    § 55.1-1251
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Remedy after termination
    § 55.1-1252
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Recovery of possession limited
    § 55.1-1253
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Periodic tenancy; holdover remedies
    § 55.1-1254
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Disposal of property abandoned by tenants
    § 55.1-1255
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Authority of sheriffs to store and sell personal property removed from residential premises; recovery of possession by owner; disposition or sale
    § 55.1-1256
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Disposal of property of deceased tenants
    § 55.1-1257
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Who may recover rent or possession
  • Article 6. Retaliatory ActionRead all
  • § 55.1-1258
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Retaliatory conduct prohibited
    § 55.1-1259
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Actions to enforce chapter
  • Article 7. Eviction Diversion Pilot ProgramRead all
  • § 55.1-1260
    (Effective July 1, 2020; Expires July 1, 2023) Establishment of Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; purpose; goals
    § 55.1-1261
    (Effective July 1, 2020; Expires July 1, 2023) Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; administration
    § 55.1-1262
    (Effective July 1, 2020; Expires July 1, 2023) Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; process; court-ordered payment plan