Landlord Tenant Rights

When it comes to landlord tenant rights in Virginia, we are tenants, and in disputes between landlords and tenants, tenants are who we represent. Exclusively. If you have a question or concern about your relationship with your landlord, or you are already involved in a dispute, we want to help you if we can. Give us a call. Some of these things are time-sensitive, so don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Just pick up the phone or send us an email.

  • Security Deposit Disputes

There are limits on how much your landlord can require as a security deposit and how long you have to wait to get your deposit after the termination of your lease.

  • Rent Collection Defense

Sometimes there are good reasons why a landlord’s claims for rent are not justified. We can help you figure out whether this is what is happening to you, and defend you against the landlord’s excessive claims. We can also help you avoid a judgment in some cases, which can have a devastating effect on your credit and your ability to enter into a future lease.

  • Eviction Defense

We can advise you about your options to stay in your leased home, if they exist, defend you in an action seeking to evict you from your home, and in some cases, help you stay in the home if that is what you want.

  • Garnishment

Sometimes it’s possible to avoid garnishment of your wages or other property, even if there is a judgment against you for unpaid rents. We’d prefer to see you before the judgment is entered, but if you are under threat of garnishment it makes sense to call us right away.

  • Breach of Lease Contract Disputes
  • Unreasonable Entry
  • Unlawful Retaliation
  • Special Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Fair Housing Act Violations

Contact us at  info@winget-hernandez.com or 434-589-2958