The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (“the Act”), Sections 55-248.2 through 55-248.40 of the Code of Virginia, establishes the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Only the courts can enforce those rights and responsibilities.
The organizations listed below may provide additional information about the Act or to assist you with rental issues. Please be aware that different cities and counties in Virginia may have their own Landlord/Tenant commission or similar office. Please contact those offices directly for additional information that may be specific to your locality.
Virginia Lawyer Referral Service800.552.7977 or 804.775.0808
Fair Housing Office
888.551.3247 or 804.367.8530