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Significant Changes To Virginia’s Landlord Tenant Laws

On February 27, 2019, the Governor approved a number of changes to the eviction process which will become effective July 1, 2019. The most significant changes to be aware of are:

*Change in language from “writ of possession” to “writ of eviction”

*Reduction in time to seek a writ of execution from 1 year after order of possession by court to 180 days from the order

 *A writ of eviction expires if not served and executed within 30 days

*Any new rental agreement between landlord and tenant after the order of possession by the Court will automatically void the Order of possession

There are a number of other technical changes and a link to the full text is http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=5c36e8a310fcf .  If you have questions regarding your rights as a landlord or tenant, please contact one of our attorneys.