This free event is open to landlords and property managers who own and/or manage fewer than five residential properties in Arlington. This seminar will examine the nuts and bolts of landlord-tenant law with particular focus on understanding the common law that governs landlords owning fewer than five residential rental properties. This seminar will also examine lease requirements, tenant screening, and the Virginia Fair Housing Law. Pre-registration is required.
Rights and Responsibilities
Arlington County provides information, referrals, advice and mediation of disputes regarding the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. When the landlord owns and rents out 5 units (condominiums, townhouses, or single family homes) or more, the requirements of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (PDF Format) (VRLTA) apply to both the landlord and the tenants. For landlords renting 4 units or less, VRLTA does not apply and it is the lease that is most important. The Housing Information Center staff is available at 703-228-3765 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or send us an email. Staff are bi-lingual in English-Spanish.
The links below provide more specific information about a number of different of practices and procedures.
* The Landlord Package provides basic information that an owner may need to rent an condominium, cooperative apartment or house. The Landlord Package includes: An Owners Guide to the Application Process, Apartment Check-In List, Disclosure Information on Lead-Based Paint and Lead–Based Paint Hazards, the Eviction Process, the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, The Basics of Landlord & Tenant Law.
This is available only in hard copy by contacting our office at 703.228.3765 or by sending us an email.