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1) THE THREE FACES OF LANDLORD TENANT LAW

2) VRLTA (Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act) & VRLTA EXEMPT
Key Points
Basic Structure
Purposes & Application
Definitions
Exemptions
Notice
Application fees & deposits
Terms & conditions of lease
Effect provisions
Damager& renters insurance
Prohibited provisions
Confidentiality
Remedies for abuse of access
Inspection of Premises
Landlord’s disclosures
Landlord’s duty to maintain
Landlord’s duty to provide locks & peepholes
Access to cable, etc.
Notice to tenants for insecticide & pesticide use
When you change terms of the tenancy
Security deposits
Tenant to maintain dwelling
Rules & regulations
Access, correction of conditions, relocation
Access where court protective order
Relocation for mold remediation
Use by tenant
Tenant to surrender possession
Noncompliance by landlord
Early termination of rental agreement
Failure to deliver possession to tenant
Landlord’s failure to supply heat, water, etc.
Fire or Casualty damage
Landlord’s noncompliance as defense
Rent escrow required for continuance of tenant’s case
Tenant’s remedies for unlawful ouster
Rent Escrow
Conditions for relief
Order of the court
Proceedings of court
Landlord’s remedies
Landlord may bar guest or invitee of tenant
Sheriff authorized to serve certain notices
Remedy by repair, etc., emergencies
Tenant’s absence, nonuse or abandonment
Landlord’s acceptance of rent with reservation
Remedy after termination
Self-help limitation
Periodic tenancy; holdover; remedies, liquidated damages
Disposal of abandoned property
Sheriff authorized to store tenants goods
Disposal of property of deceased tenants
Retaliatory conduct prohibited
Actions to enforce chapter

3)
GOING TO COURT/MISCELLANEOUS
Court system
Unlawful detainer
Judgment for possession with separation action for rent
How to obtain possession (procedures)
Judgment by affidavit
Appeal process
How to collect your judgment for unpaid rent
Service members’ Civil Relief Act
Who may go to court to recover rent or possession
Appointment of Resident Agent
Distress
Did you calculate your 30-day notice correctly?
Landlord’s liability for 3rd person crimes
Self-help eviction
Accord & satisfaction (accepting a check in full payment)
Bankruptcy
Fair Housing
Virginia Disability Act
Bad Checks
Parent’s liability for their children
Diplomats
How to Serve Notices
Lead based paint disclosure requirements
Lead based paint – landlord’s immunity from liability
New agency disclosure requirements for tenants
Virginia consumer protection act
The fair debt collection practices ac

4)  
FORMS
Rental Lease Forms Provided
Notice re unpaid utilities
30-day notice to quit
5-day notice to pay or quit
21/30 notice cure or quit
30-day recurring breach notice
Affidavit in support of unlawful detainer
Non-waiver letter
Summons for unlawful detainer
Bill of particulars form
Itemized list of damages form
Grounds of defense form
Notice of hearing to establish final rent & damages
Request for writ of possession
Notice of satisfaction
Service member affidavit for default judgment
Order for stay for service member

5)
CODE SECTIONS
VRLTA code provisions
VRLTA-EXEMPT provisions