Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
- Written by: Luke J. Malloy, III
In addition to providing the Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities to new tenants, landlords filing for eviction in the Lynchburg General District Court must also certify that they have provided a copy of the statement to the tenants being evicted. This means that before seeking an eviction, landlords must provide a copy of the statement to tenants who entered leases prior to July 1, 2020, when the requirement was enacted. The Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities can be found on the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development website at https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/landlord-tenant-resources.
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