Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Virginia

Commercial Landlord Tenant

Tenant has not paid rent due on

the 25th. Chronic late payer. No

show in office for 3 weeks, no

response to demands by email, fax,

letters (regular and certified)and

posting on door. Scuttlebut in office

is that tenant is planning on leaving

in Jan. I'm planning on changing

locks on the 15th subject to notice.

Can I seize (store) equipment in

space to prepare for re-renting?

Asked on 12/07/08, 10:20 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Re: Commercial Landlord Tenant

Not until you have an appropriate writ of possession from the General District Court, I would think.

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Answered on 12/07/08, 3:12 pm


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