Virginia Landlord-Tenant Disputes: The Intersection of the Lease, the Laws, and the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Production Date: September 25, 2017 Practice Areas: Real Estate and Litigation Estimated Length: 3647 minutes


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The landlord-tenant relationship is a complex one which is often the subject of disputes and litigation. When such problems arise, an assessment of the rights and obligations of the parties—and, ultimately, the solutions to these problems—must take into consideration the requirements established through the governing lease, all applicable landlord-tenant statutes, and controlling case law. In addition, in order to fully assess the best going forward strategies, options and next steps, lawyers must have a clear understanding not only of these requirements, but of the facts surrounding the particular issues in dispute as well as the procedures for addressing these issues in the courts. Moreover, depending on the type of dispute, the ultimate resolution may also be affected by related laws pertaining to real estate, to creditor’s rights, and to bankruptcy.  

John Ivins, a partner with the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer who has practiced in this area for more than 20 years, will explore the complexities of handling cases in this area, addressing not only the legal requirements, but also business and client considerations as well as possible approaches for solving landlord-tenant disputes whether through litigation or otherwise.  

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the landlord and tenant’s rights, duties and obligations established by the lease, applicable statutes and controlling case law
  2. Develop an understanding of landlord-tenant litigation principles, including court requirements and possible defenses
  3. Explore the various non-litigation options and strategies that may be available for resolving landlord-tenant disputes
  4. Appreciate the circumstances where other statutes and legal principles may apply
  5. Discuss recent cases and changes in the laws pertaining to the landlord-tenant relationship

James B.
Oakton, VA

Good course content and materials.

Antoine M.
frederick, MD

Good refresher on Virginia landlord tenant law

Paul O.
Falls Church, VA

he did a nice job. Nice manner.

christopher r.
spotsylvania, VA

Terrific presentation of complex area.

Bruce P.
Blacksburg, VA

Good program. With all the changes to L-T law in 2017, it could have used another hour.

Joshua G.
Washington, DC

Perfect discussion that hit the major amendments to a critical statute in my practice area!

Frank E.
Newport News, VA

I really like these kind of refresher programs -- narrow topic coverage perfect for an hour

TeriMichelle J.
Chesapeake, VA

Great course with useful substantive information for practitioner

Bruce C.
Culpeper, VA

appreciate updates on residential code sections, one of which would have been an embarrassment not to know and which I had missed.

Justin L.
Richmond, VA

Great job, John!

Jo M.
Abingdon, VA

Able summary of changes in landlord-tenant law in Virginia, and written materials are very helpful.

Carla B.
Chespeake, VA

Best CLE I've taken in a long time! Thank you.