Legal Information: Virginia

Housing Laws

Updated: 
November 18, 2016

Housing Laws

If you (the tenant) are a victim of family abuse, sexual abuse or another criminal sexual assault, you may terminate your obligations under the lease if certain conditions are met.  Additionally, if someone with whom you live was excluded by a court order, you can change your locks and may possibly be able to take over the tenancy (if you are not already a legal tenant).