Virginia tenants have legal rights.

Use this guide to avoid eviction and protect your rights.

Your landlord must follow court procedure before evicting you, no matter what your lease says. Click here to learn more about the eviction process and your rights as a tenant.

If your landlord illegally locks you out or cuts off your utilities without a court order, there are steps you can take to get back into your home.

What to do if your landlord refuses to fix issues in your home.


Renters in Virginia have certain rights and protections against housing discrimination.

Get the latest information on eviction moratoriums and tenant protections during COVID-19.

If you are struggling to pay rent, don’t wait to get help. For information about financial rent assistance and guidance on asking your landlord for a payment plan, click here.