Va Rental Lease Agreement
Unless provided in this chapter, if the lessor does not comply properly with the tenancy agreement or comply with a provision in this chapter that seriously affects health and safety, the tenant may send a written notification to the lessor indicating the acts and omissions constituting the infringement and the indication that the tenancy agreement ends at least 30 days after receiving the notification. for days. Each lease agreement must be carefully developed and verified and understood by all parties prior to signing, to avoid any misunderstanding and to ensure that everyone is committed to the matter. C. Nothing in this section is interpreted by a court or in any other way so that the tenant, at the end of the lease, is entitled to an immediate credit on the tenant`s tenancy account due to the surety. The lessor applies the deposit in accordance with this section within the 45-day period prescribed by paragraph A. However, if the lessor has made a written notification in accordance with this section, the lessor may withhold a reasonable portion of the deposit to cover an amount of the balance owed on the water, wastewater or other account, which is a tenant`s obligation to a third party under the rental agreement of the unit. , and in the event of payment of these obligations, the lessor must, within 10 days, submit to the tenant a written confirmation, accompanied by the payment of a balance that belongs to the tenant. In order to withhold these funds as part of the imposition of the surety, the lessor informed the tenant of his rights and obligations under this section in (i) in a notice of termination to the tenant in accordance with this chapter; (ii) a written notification to the tenant confirming the vacancy in accordance with this section, or (iii) a written notification to the tenant at least 15 days before the warranty is made available. Any written notification to the tenant is made in accordance with the procedure. 55.1-1202. No landlord may request or accept such a payment from tenants in exchange for such a service, unless the lessor is the service provider himself and a landlord is not discriminated against with respect to rental costs between tenants who receive such a service and those who do not. There is nothing in this section that prohibits a lessor (i) from requiring the provider of this service and the tenant to bear the full cost of installing, operating or removing the facilities in question at that service, or (ii) from demanding or accepting appropriate compensation or guarantee for the damage caused by such a facility, operation or distance.
A. In an action in possession of the non-payment of rent or a rental action of a landlord if the tenant is in possession, the tenant can argue, as a defence, that there exists in the rented premises a condition that represents or will represent a fire risk or a serious threat to the life, health or safety of the occupants of the dwelling unit. , including (i) lack of adequate heat, running water, light, electricity or sanitation; (ii) a rodent infestation; or (iii) a condition that constitutes a substantial non-compliance with the lease or legal provisions by the lessor.