Virginia Civil Lawyers Representing Both Landlords and Tenants
A legal team with more than 15 years of experience
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, with a residential or a commercial lease or with no lease at all, we at The Leiser Law Firm can provide you with sound advice and guidance. We handle all landlord and tenant issues, including evictions, security deposit disputes and roommate disputes. Our accomplished legal team advises you of the best course of action and is prepared to handle your case from beginning to end.
Our attorneys understand that the eviction process is very rule-driven and must be handled with precision. We ensure that all of the proper legal notices are provided, that the eviction goes through smoothly and that your due process rights are protected. We can also prepare or review lease agreements, advise you of your rights, and handle any other kind of landlord-tenant disputes in McLean and throughout Northern Virginia.
Established in 1974, the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA) sought “to encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of housing.” The act also clearly laid out the rights and responsibilities of renters, including the right to:
- A proper eviction notice
- Notice of a change in management or ownership or change of the property for some other use
- A fair application fee
- A fair security deposit
- Proper notification before pesticides are used in a tenant’s apartment
- Proper notification of a rent increase or decrease in services
- A decent and safe place to live
- A certain level of security
The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act covers apartments, public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 housing and other federally subsidized housing operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
In addition to tenants, we at The Leiser Law Firm also have counseled many landlords throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Our lawyers routinely fight for landlords’ rights to:
- Screen tenants — If you are a landlord in Virginia, you have the right to screen tenants to ensure that they have a good credit history and the financial resources to pay rent every month in full.
- Require renters insurance — Landlords have the right to require renters to maintain renters insurance.
- Have reasonable access — After giving proper notice, a landlord has the right to reasonable access to a rented property. If a landlord is denied access, a court injunction may be requested.
- Obtain security deposits — Landlords can require a security deposit of up to two months’ rent from a new tenant as a condition of renting the property.
Contact an experienced landlord/tenant law firm today
Located in the heart of Tysons Corner in Virginia, we at The Leiser Law Firm provide tenants and landlords with competent representation. Call 703-734-5000 or contact us online to find out if you qualify for a consultation with an experienced lawyer at our firm.