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#1 kmckellar55

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:18 PM

Hello: I am writing to find out what the statute of limitations is on a Landlord filing a lawsuit against a tenant for breaking the lease in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Can anyone tell me this?


 


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:41 AM

If it's a written lease, five years.  If verbal, three.

I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics.  If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable.  Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.  :)





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