§ 55-217 Applicability; right to terminate tenant
§ 55-217.1 Grantees and assignees to have same rights against lessees as lessors, etc.
§ 55-218 Lessees, etc., to have same rights against grantees, etc., as against lessors
§ 55-218.1 Appointment of resident agent by nonresident property owner; service of process, etc., on such agent or on Secretary of the Commonwealth
§ 55-219 Apportionment on purchase of part of land by holder of rent, etc.
§ 55-220 What powers to pass to grantee or devisee; when attornment unnecessary
§ 55-220.1 Perfection of lien or interest in leases, rents and profits
§ 55-221 When attornment void
§ 55-221.1 Community land trusts not considered landlords
§ 55-222 Notice to terminate a tenancy in nonresidential premises; notice of change in use of building
§ 55-223 Effect of failure of tenant in nonresidential premises to vacate premises at expiration of term
§ 55-224 When tenant deserts nonresidential premises, how landlord may enter, etc.
§ 55-225 Failure to pay certain rents after five days’ notice forfeits right of possession
§ 55-225.01 Sections applicable only to certain residential tenancies
§ 55-225.02 Definitions for residential dwelling units subject to this chapter
§ 55-225.1 Recovery of possession limited
§ 55-225.2 Remedies for landlord’s unlawful ouster, exclusion or diminution of service
§ 55-225.3 Landlord to maintain dwelling unit
§ 55-225.4 Tenant to maintain dwelling unit
§ 55-225.5 Access following entry of certain court orders
§ 55-225.6 Inspection of dwelling unit
§ 55-225.7 Disclosure of mold in dwelling units
§ 55-225.9 Relocation of tenant where mold remediation needs to be performed in the dwelling unit
§ 55-225.10 Notice to tenant in event of foreclosure
§ 55-225.11 Required disclosures for properties with defective drywall; remedy for nondisclosure
§ 55-225.11:1 Required disclosures for properties located adjacent to a military air installation; remedy for nondisclosure
§ 55-225.12 Tenant’s assertion; rent escrow; dwelling units
§ 55-225.13 Noncompliance by landlord in the rental of a dwelling unit
§ 55-225.14 Rent escrow required for continuance of tenant’s case in the rental of a dwelling unit
§ 55-225.15 Receipt required for certain rental payments; upon request
§ 55-225.16 Early termination of rental agreements by victims of family abuse, sexual abuse, or criminal sexual assault
§ 55-225.17 Required disclosures for property previously used to manufacture methamphetamine; remedy for nondisclosure
§ 55-225.18 Retaliatory conduct prohibited
§ 55-225.19 Security deposits
§ 55-225.20 Notice
§ 55-225.21 Application deposit and application fee
§ 55-225.22 Terms and conditions of rental agreement; copy for tenant; rental payments
§ 55-225.23 Prepaid rent; maintenance of escrow account
§ 55-225.24 Landlord may obtain certain insurance for tenant
§ 55-225.25 Effect of unsigned or undelivered rental agreement
§ 55-225.26 Confidentiality of tenant records
§ 55-225.27 Landlord and tenant remedies for abuse of access
§ 55-225.28 Actions to enforce remedies pertaining to residential tenancies
§ 55-225.29 Disclosure
§ 55-225.30 Notice to tenants for insecticide or pesticide use
§ 55-225.31 Limitation of liability
§ 55-225.32 Tenancy at will; effect of notice of change of terms or provisions of tenancy
§ 55-225.33 Rules and regulations
§ 55-225.34 Access; consent; correction of nonemergency conditions; relocation of tenant
§ 55-225.35 Fire or casualty damage
§ 55-225.36 Use and occupancy by tenant
§ 55-225.37 Tenant to surrender possession of dwelling unit
§ 55-225.38 Periodic tenancy; holdover remedies
§ 55-225.39 Remedies for absence, nonuse and abandonment
§ 55-225.40 Disposal of property abandoned by tenants
§ 55-225.41 Authority of sheriff to store and sell personal property removed from residential premises; recovery of possession by owner; disposition or sale
§ 55-225.42 Disposal of property of deceased tenants
§ 55-225.43 Noncompliance with rental agreement; monetary penalty
§ 55-225.44 Barring guest or invitee of tenants
§ 55-225.45 Sheriff authorized to serve certain notices; fees therefor
§ 55-225.46 Remedy by repair, etc.; emergencies
§ 55-225.47 Landlord’s acceptance of rent with reservation
§ 55-225.48 Remedy after termination
§ 55-226 Nonresidential buildings destroyed or lessee deprived of possession; covenant to pay rent or repair; reduction of rent
§ 55-226.1 Security systems for commercial rental property
§ 55-226.2 Energy submetering, energy allocation equipment, sewer and water submetering equipment, ratio utility billings systems; local government fees
§ 55-227 Remedy for rent and for use and occupation
§ 55-228 Who may recover rent, etc.
§ 55-229 Who liable for rent
§ 55-230 When and by whom distress made
§ 55-230.1 Procedure for trial on warrant in distress
§ 55-231 On what goods levied; to what extent goods liable; priorities between landlord and other lienors
§ 55-232 Procedure when distress levied and tenant unable to give forthcoming bond; what defense may be made
§ 55-232.2 Review of decision to issue ex parte order or process; claim of exemption
§ 55-233 On what terms purchasers and lienors inferior to landlord may remove goods; certain liens not affected
§ 55-234 When goods of an undertenant may be removed from leased premises
§ 55-235 When officer may enter by force to levy distress or attachment
§ 55-236 When distress not unlawful because of irregularity, etc.
§ 55-237 Return of execution; process of sale thereunder
§ 55-237.1 Authority of sheriffs to store and sell personal property removed from nonresidential premises; recovery of possession by owner; disposition or sale
§ 55-238 Remedy when rent is to be paid in other thing than money
§ 55-239 Proceedings to establish right of reentry, and judgment therefor
§ 55-240 When defendant barred of relief
§ 55-241 How trustee or mortgagee relieved from the forfeiture
§ 55-242 How owner, etc., relieved in equity
§ 55-243 How judgment of forfeiture prevented
§ 55-244 When suit for reentry brought
§ 55-245 Written act of reentry to be returned and recorded, and certificate thereof published
§ 55-246 Fee of clerk
§ 55-246.1 Who may recover rent or possession
§ 55-247 How person entitled, etc., to lands may be restored to his possession
§ 55-248 Limitation of suit, etc., against person in possession by reentry

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 55 > Chapter 13

  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or more. See Virginia Code 2.2-812
  • agent: means a person not less than 16 years of age charged by an entity with the responsibility of navigating and operating an electric personal delivery device. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Bicycle: means a device propelled solely by human power, upon which a person may ride either on or astride a regular seat attached thereto, having two or more wheels in tandem, including children's bicycles, except a toy vehicle intended for use by young children. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • City: means an independent incorporated community which became a city as provided by law before noon on July 1, 1971, or which has within defined boundaries a population of 5,000 or more and which has become a city as provided by law. See Virginia Code 2.2-815
  • Commission: means the State Corporation Commission. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles of the Commonwealth. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Crosswalk: means that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; or any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles of the Commonwealth. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • driver: means every person who either (i) drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on a highway or (ii) is exercising control over or steering a vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Electric personal assistive mobility device: means a self-balancing two-nontandem-wheeled device that is designed to transport only one person and powered by an electric propulsion system that limits the device's maximum speed to 15 miles per hour or less. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Electric personal delivery device: means an electrically powered device that (i) is operated on sidewalks, shared-use paths, and crosswalks and intended primarily to transport property; (ii) weighs less than 50 pounds, excluding cargo; (iii) has a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour; and (iv) is equipped with technology to allow for operation of the device with or without the active control or monitoring of a natural person. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Electric personal delivery device operator: means an entity or its agent who exercises direct physical control or monitoring over the navigation system and operation of an electric personal delivery device. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Electric power-assisted bicycle: means a vehicle that travels on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground and is equipped with (i) pedals that allow propulsion by human power and (ii) an electric motor with an input of no more than 1,000 watts that reduces the pedal effort required of the rider. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Governing body: means the board of supervisors of a county, council of a city, or council of a town, as context may require. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Gross weight: means the aggregate weight of a vehicle or combination of vehicles and the load thereon. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel in the Commonwealth, including the streets and alleys, and, for law-enforcement purposes, (i) the entire width between the boundary lines of all private roads or private streets that have been specifically designated "highways" by an ordinance adopted by the governing body of the county, city, or town in which such private roads or streets are located and (ii) the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place used for purposes of vehicular travel on any property owned, leased, or controlled by the United States government and located in the Commonwealth. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • imitation controlled substance: when used in this article means (i) a counterfeit controlled substance or (ii) a pill, capsule, tablet, or substance in any form whatsoever which is not a controlled substance subject to abuse, and:

    1. See Virginia Code 46.2-873.2

  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters, symbols, numbers, or figures, whether (i) printed or inscribed on a tangible medium or (ii) stored in an electronic or other medium and retrievable in a perceivable form and whether an electronic signature authorized by Chapter 42. See Virginia Code 2.2-1148
  • Includes: means includes, but not limited to. See Virginia Code 2.2-1109
  • inhabitants: means with reference to any county, city, town, political subdivision of the Commonwealth or any combination thereof, the natural persons in such county, city, town, political subdivision or combination as shown by the unadjusted United States decennial census last preceding the time at which any provision dependent upon population is being applied or the time as of which it is being construed. See Virginia Code 2.2-1128
  • Intersection: means (i) the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways that join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling on different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict; (ii) where a highway includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection, in the event such intersecting highway also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection; or (iii) for purposes only of authorizing installation of traffic-control devices, every crossing of a highway or street at grade by a pedestrian crosswalk. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • lane: means that portion of a roadway designed or designated to accommodate the forward movement of a single line of vehicles. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Law-enforcement officer: means any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of this title or local ordinances authorized by law. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • License plate: means a device containing letters, numerals, or a combination of both, attached to a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to indicate that the vehicle is properly registered with the Department. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Light: means a device for producing illumination or the illumination produced by the device. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Locality: means a county, city, or town as the context may require. See Virginia Code 2.2-1113
  • Low-speed vehicle: means any four-wheeled electrically powered or gas-powered vehicle, except a motor vehicle or low-speed vehicle that is used exclusively for agricultural or horticultural purposes or a golf cart, whose maximum speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour and is manufactured to comply with safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, § 571. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • marijuana: when used in this article means any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, its seeds or resin; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or its resin. See Virginia Code 46.2-873.2
  • Month: means a calendar month and "year" means a calendar year. See Virginia Code 2.2-1115.1
  • Moped: means every vehicle that travels on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground that (i) has a seat that is no less than 24 inches in height, measured from the middle of the seat perpendicular to the ground; (ii) has a gasoline, electric, or hybrid motor that (a) displaces 50 cubic centimeters or less or (b) has an input of 1500 watts or less; (iii) is power-driven, with or without pedals that allow propulsion by human power; and (iv) is not operated at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle as defined in this section that is self-propelled or designed for self-propulsion except as otherwise provided in this title. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Motor-driven cycle: means every motorcycle that has a gasoline engine that (i) displaces less than 150 cubic centimeters; (ii) has a seat less than 24 inches in height, measured from the middle of the seat perpendicular to the ground; and (iii) has no manufacturer-issued vehicle identification number. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Motorcycle: means every motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground and is capable of traveling at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Motorized skateboard or foot-scooter: includes vehicles with or without handlebars but does not include "electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • notice: means notice given in writing by either regular mail or hand delivery, with the sender retaining sufficient proof of having given such notice, which may be either a United States postal certificate of mailing or a certificate of service confirming such mailing prepared by the sender. See Virginia Code 46.2-864
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Virginia Code 2.2-1120
  • Owner: means a person who holds the legal title to a vehicle; however, if a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for its conditional sale or lease with the right of purchase on performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee or if a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be the owner for the purpose of this title. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Virginia Code 2.2-1122
  • Personal representative: includes the executor of a will or the administrator of the estate of a decedent, the administrator of such estate with the will annexed, the administrator of such estate unadministered by a former representative, whether there is a will or not, any person who is under the order of a circuit court to take into his possession the estate of a decedent for administration, and every other curator of a decedent's estate, for or against whom suits may be brought for causes of action that accrued to or against the decedent. See Virginia Code 2.2-1126
  • Pickup or panel truck: means (i) every motor vehicle designed for the transportation of property and having a registered gross weight of 7,500 pounds or less or (ii) every motor vehicle registered for personal use, designed to transport property on its own structure independent of any other vehicle, and having a registered gross weight in excess of 7,500 pounds but not in excess of 10,000 pounds. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Private road or driveway: means every way in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 2.2-1130
  • real estate: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights and appurtenances thereto and interests therein, other than a chattel interest. See Virginia Code 2.2-1110
  • Residence district: means the territory contiguous to a highway, not comprising a business district, where 75 percent or more of the property abutting such highway, on either side of the highway, for a distance of 300 feet or more along the highway consists of land improved for dwelling purposes, or is occupied by dwellings, or consists of land or buildings in use for business purposes, or consists of territory zoned residential or territory in residential subdivisions created under Chapter 22 (§ Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Semitrailer: means every vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests on or is carried by another vehicle. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Shared-use path: means a bikeway that is physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier and is located either within the highway right-of-way or within a separate right-of-way. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Shoulder: means that part of a highway between the portion regularly traveled by vehicular traffic and the lateral curbline or ditch. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Sidewalk: means the portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use by pedestrians. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 2.2-1138
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of the Department of State Police of the Commonwealth. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Supreme Court: means the Supreme Court of Virginia. See Virginia Code 2.2-1142
  • suspension: means that the document or privilege suspended has been temporarily withdrawn, but may be reinstated following the period of suspension unless it has expired prior to the end of the period of suspension. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • sworn: means "affirm" or "affirmed. See Virginia Code 2.2-1143
  • Town: means any existing town or an incorporated community within one or more counties which became a town before noon, July 1, 1971, as provided by law or which has within defined boundaries a population of 1,000 or more and which has become a town as provided by law. See Virginia Code 2.2-1147
  • Toy vehicle: means any motorized or propellant-driven device that has no manufacturer-issued vehicle identification number that is designed or used to carry any person or persons, on any number of wheels, bearings, glides, blades, runners, or a cushion of air. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Tractor truck: means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the load and weight of the vehicle attached thereto. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Traffic control device: means a sign, signal, marking, or other device used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic placed on, over, or adjacent to a street, highway, private road open to public travel, pedestrian facility, or shared-use path by authority of a public agency or official having jurisdiction, or in the case of a private road open to public travel, by authority of the private owner or private official having jurisdiction. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Traffic infraction: means a violation of law punishable as provided in §