Virginia Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

Download the Virginia commercial and residential lease agreements that permit the act of renting space from a landlord to a qualified tenant. The tenant, after looking and approving of the space, will usually undergo a credit and employment verification through a rental application signing any type of binding arrangement. Only after approval by the landlord shall the parties come to terms and negotiate the final conditions such as monthly payment and who will be responsible for what utility charges. Upon signature by both lessor and lessee will the agreement become a bonafide legal document.

The Virginia commercial lease is a document written and filled-in with a property owner and business tenant’s details in order to come to a mutual agreement over the use of primarily retail, office, or industrial space. How to Calculate Rent The rent is usually calculated on a “price per square foot” ($/SF) bases which is calculated as an annual amount. For Example, if a property was for lease at a price of $12/SF and the total amount of space was…

In accordance with 55-225 and 55-248.31 a Virginia landlord may serve this notice upon a nonpaying tenant who is late on their rent. The document gives the lessee up to five (5) days after it has been served to pay all that is due or vacate the property. If they decide to do neither, then a legal eviction may be processed on behalf of the landlord/property manager.

The Virginia month to month rental agreements are used by landlords and tenants that would like an arrangement with no end date but is renewable every month via the lessee’s payment on the due date. According to 55-248.37 the landlord or tenant may terminate the contract or make changes with at least thirty (30) days’ notice before the next payment date. This type of agreement is common among landlords and tenants who have had a prior rental arrangement and wish to…

The Virginia rental application, provided by the Association of Realtors, gives a detailed list of a potential tenant’s credentials and information regarding their personal, financial, and employment status. This will give the landlord a good idea as to the income and liabilities of the individual to determine if they are able to perform on a lease during the course of the term. Security Deposit According to 55-248.15:1 the landlord is allowed to charge up to two (2) months’ rent to any tenant…

The Virginia residential lease agreement is a document that may be used by any property owner or manager when authorizing an individual to rent livable space. The landlord will usually take the appropriate steps before signing by taking into consideration the tenant’s credit and background information with the rental application. This will give the property owner a good idea whether to charge the lessee a security deposit which under State law (Section 55-248.15:1) is capped at two (2) months’ rent. Disclosures…

The Virginia sublease agreement is intended for residential use between a tenant on a property with a standard lease, with a landlord or management company, and an individual seeking to live in the entire space or a portion of it. The document is commonly used by college students during summer or winter holiday, tenants that desire to vacate early, and those looking to rent a room or a portion of a home to someone else. The original tenant will be…

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Lead Based Paint – Federal law for all housing units built prior to 1978.

Military Zone (55-248.12:1) – If the housing unit is located in a military zone will air

Mold (55-248.11:2) – If during the move-in inspection that mold is visible in any part of the property the tenant will have the right to terminate the agreement or require the landlord to remove the substance.

Move-in Checklist (55-248.11:1) – Must be handed to a tenant within five (5) days of occupancy.

Owner/Manager Identification (55-248.12) – Any person authorized to enter the premises, whether it be the landlord or their representative, must be identified in the original lease.

Sub-metering of Energy (55-226.2) – If all the utilities are on 1 meter or there is no clear way of distinguishing the tenant’s utilities from the landlord’s or others then the fees associated with it must be included in the agreement.


Security Deposits (55-248.15:1)

Maximum – The landlord may only charge up to two (2) months’ rent at the beginning of occupancy.

Returning – The landlord must give back any and all funds associated with the deposit, minus any deductions, within forty-five (45) days of termination or the tenant vacating the premises.

Access to Property By Landlord/Manager – 55-248.18

Twenty-four (24) hours notice is required by the landlord for maintenance not requested by the tenant. If tenant made the initial request there is no mandatory notice required.