Landlord And Tenant

This is Chapter 13 of the Code of Virginia, titled “Landlord And Tenant.” It is part of Title 55, titled “Property And Conveyances.” It’s comprised of the following 61 sections.

§ 55-217
Grantees and assignees to have same rights against lessees as lessors, etc
§ 55-218
Lessees, etc., to have same rights against grantees, etc., as against lessors
§ 55-218.1
Appointment of resident agent by nonresident property owner; service of process, etc., on such agent or on Secretary of the Commonwealth
§ 55-219
Apportionment on purchase of part of land by holder of rent, etc
§ 55-220
What powers to pass to grantee or devisee; when attornment unnecessary
§ 55-220.1
Perfection of lien or interest in leases, rents and profits
§ 55-221
When attornment void
§ 55-221.1
Community land trusts not considered landlords
§ 55-222
Notice to terminate a tenancy; on whom served; when necessary
§ 55-222.1
§ 55-223
Effect of failure of tenant to vacate premises at expiration of term
§ 55-224
When tenant deserts premises, how landlord may enter, etc
§ 55-225
Failure to pay certain rents after five days' notice forfeits right of possession
§ 55-225.1
Recovery of possession limited
§ 55-225.10
Notice to tenant in event of foreclosure
§ 55-225.11
Required disclosures for properties with defective drywall; remedy for nondisclosure
§ 55-225.12
Tenant's assertion; rent escrow; dwelling units
§ 55-225.13
Noncompliance by landlord in the rental of a dwelling unit
§ 55-225.14
Rent escrow required for continuance of tenant's case in the rental of a dwelling unit
§ 55-225.15
Receipt required for certain rental payments; upon request
§ 55-225.16
Early termination of rental agreements by victims of family abuse, sexual abuse, or criminal sexual assault
§ 55-225.17
Required disclosures for property previously used to manufacture methamphetamine; remedy for nondisclosure
§ 55-225.18
Retaliatory conduct prohibited
§ 55-225.2
Remedies for landlord's unlawful ouster, exclusion or diminution of service
§ 55-225.3
Landlord to maintain dwelling unit
§ 55-225.4
Tenant to maintain dwelling unit
§ 55-225.5
Access following entry of certain court orders
§ 55-225.6
Inspection of dwelling unit
§ 55-225.7
Disclosure of mold in dwelling units
§ 55-225.8
Residential dwelling units subject to this chapter; definitions; exceptions; application to certain occupants
§ 55-225.9
Relocation of tenant where mold remediation needs to be performed in the dwelling unit
§ 55-226
Buildings destroyed or lessee deprived of possession; covenant to pay rent or repair; reduction of rent
§ 55-226.1
Security systems for commercial rental property
§ 55-226.2
Energy submetering, energy allocation equipment, sewer and water submetering equipment, ratio utility billings systems; local government fees
§ 55-227
Remedy for rent and for use and occupation
§ 55-228
Who may recover rent, etc
§ 55-229
Who liable for rent
§ 55-230
When and by whom distress made
§ 55-230.1
Procedure for trial on warrant in distress
§ 55-231
On what goods levied; to what extent goods liable; priorities between landlord and other lienors
§ 55-232
Procedure when distress levied and tenant unable to give forthcoming bond; what defense may be made
§ 55-232.1
§ 55-232.2
Review of decision to issue ex parte order or process; claim of exemption
§ 55-233
On what terms purchasers and lienors inferior to landlord may remove goods; certain liens not affected
§ 55-234
When goods of an undertenant may be removed from leased premises
§ 55-235
When officer may enter by force to levy distress or attachment
§ 55-236
When distress not unlawful because of irregularity, etc
§ 55-237
Return of execution; process of sale thereunder
§ 55-237.1
Authority of sheriffs to store and sell personal property removed from premises; recovery of possession by owner; disposition or sale
§ 55-238
Remedy when rent is to be paid in other thing than money
§ 55-239
Proceedings to establish right of reentry, and judgment therefor
§ 55-240
When defendant barred of relief
§ 55-241
How trustee or mortgagee relieved from the forfeiture
§ 55-242
How owner, etc., relieved in equity
§ 55-243
How judgment of forfeiture prevented
§ 55-244
When suit for reentry brought
§ 55-245
Written act of reentry to be returned and recorded, and certificate thereof published
§ 55-246
Fee of clerk
§ 55-246.1
Who may recover rent or possession
§ 55-247
How person entitled, etc., to lands may be restored to his possession
§ 55-248
Limitation of suit, etc., against person in possession by reentry