Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Virginia

tenants rights

we are in a legal dispute over the rent vs. not doing needed repairs. in court today the landlord was told to refile his complaint. can i refuse to let him on the property. his brother ask me today while i was outside to come by and look at what needs repaired

i said no, not until the legal areas are cleared up. was i right? where can i get a copy of tenants rights on line for va.

Asked on 8/06/01, 6:04 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Bruce Marshall Durrette, Irvin & Bradshaw, P.L.C.

Re: tenants rights

The Virginia Landlord - Tenant Act is the closest thing to what you are asking and is found in the Virginia Code. It does not address your specific question as to whether you need to let your landlord on the property while this dispute is ongoing. The answer is that your land lord has the right to reasonbly inspect his property . The Court will let him anyhow as he has the right to see that about which you are complaining.

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Answered on 8/07/01, 12:27 pm

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