Are you having a dispute with your landlord?
Landlords and tenants both have certain rights and responsibilities. It is important to know your responsibilities (such as paying the rent on time and being a good neighbor), but also important that you know what your rights are. Do you believe that you are being evicted unfairly? Are you having trouble getting your landlord to make necessary repairs? Do you have a disability that is causing a disagreement between you and your landlord? Are you having trouble getting your deposit back?
You can learn more by reading our TIPS FOR TENANTS Brochure. Just go to our Publications Page and then click on TIPS FOR TENANTS under Consumer Materials.
In most cases, relationships between landlords and tenants are governed by the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA). Click here for a copy.
HOME offers our Superior Tenant education program through various partnerships in the community. This class teaches renters and home seekers the ins and outs of renting, including landlord responsibilities and tenant rights and responsibilities. For class times and location, please contact our offices at 354-0641.
As of July 1, 2009, HOME will no longer individual landlord/tenant counseling. For help please contact one of the following resources:
For landlord/tenant questions answered by a live person, call Office of Consumer Affairs 804-786-2042 or 1-800-552-9963.
For eviction concerns: Contact Legal Aid Justice Center at 804-643-1086.
If you are renting a home that is being foreclosed on, read http://www.nlihc.org/template/page.cfm?id=227