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 the Tips for Tenants brochure alongside other informative documents on our Consumer Resources page.
In most cases, relationships between landlords and tenants are governed by the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA).
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 804.354.0641.
If you had problems with your landlord or property management company that you feel may have been due to housing discrimination, call us at 804.354.0641.
Otherwise, for all other landlord and tenant issues: visit www.valegalaid.org for resource information on your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Here are some quick links to some tenant issues: