Contributed By McGuireWoods LLP
All residential leases in Virginia are governed by the “Landlord and Tenant Act” codified at Va. Code §§55-217 et seq. This Act also applies to non-residential leases, unless they specifically provide otherwise.
Note that residential leases are also subject to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, at Va. Code §§ 55-248.2 et seq.
Leases made by cities, counties and other governmental agencies are subject to various other laws and regulations that are too numerous to list here, but may be found in Title 15.2 of the Virginia Code, or in other enabling legislation for the particular agency or authority in question.