The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA) handbook has been prepared to provide information on the rights, remedies, and responsibilities of landlords and renters concerning the rental process. Before signing a lease, prospective tenants should read and understand the terms of the contract. Consulting a lawyer or the landlord for clarification of the rental agreement is advisable.

The Virginia General Assembly may amend the VRLTA during any year. The handbook includes all amendments to the VRLTA through those that became effective July 1, 2009.

VRLTA Handbook