Virginia Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Virginia Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a basic legally binding residential rental agreement used between tenant and landlord that will outline for the tenant the terms and conditions of the agreement. Tenants should be careful to review all sections of the document before signing an agreement. If for any reason the tenant is unsure about the language of the agreement, they may consider consulting with a knowledgeable attorney for clarification and/or legal advice.

Laws – Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

HandbookGuide to Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law

How To Write

Step 1 – Date and Parties

  • Provide the date in which the document is being completed
  • Enter the name of the landlord
  • Enter the name of the tenant(s)
  • Enter the name of the listing company, (if any) and check the box indicating who the company is representing, landlord or tenant

Step 2 – Premises – Enter the following

  • The street address
  • Subdivision
  • County/City
  • Parking Space Number
  • Mailbox Number if applicable
  • Storage Bin Number

Step 3 – Lease Term – Provide the following information:

  • Enter the date that the lease will begin in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the expiration date of the agreement
  • OR
  • Check the box indicating that the tenant will vacate at the end of the lease unless landlord and tenant have agreed in writing to extend the agreement

Step 4 – Rent – Landlord must enter the following

  • Enter the amount of rent due for the term of the lease
  • Enter the amount payable in monthly installments
  • Enter the amount to be paid prior to move in
  • Enter the amount of monthly payments to be paid in the first month
  • Enter any proration amounts
  • Enter the period in which the amount paid

Step 5 – Late Payment and Returned Checks – Enter:

  • The amount of days that may pass after the due date before late charges will be incurred
  • The amount that must be paid for late charges
  • The amount to be paid when a check is returned

Step 6 – Titled Sections – Tenant(s) must review and agree to all other sections before application of signature(s)

  • Failure to Pay Rent
  • Management (Enter the name of the managing agent)
  • Office address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address

 Appointment of Registered Agent By Non-Resident Landlord (Provide name, email address, street address, phone number of registered agent)

  • Truthfulness of the Rental Application
  • Uses
  • Pets
  • Homeowners’, Condominium Association or Co Op (Check the box that applies and enter the name of the community)
  • Vehicle Parking
  • Utilities and Services (check the boxes that will apply to the tenant’s responsibility for payment)
  • Landlord Maintenance
  • Fixtures and Appliances (Enter any of the furnishings that will remain on the property)
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Security Deposit (landlord must enter the amount of the security deposit and the name of the person or institution who will hold the deposit until the expiration of the lease)
  • Move In Inspection
  • Tenant Obligations (A through N)
  • Holdover Tenant
  • Landlord Consent Required (A through F)
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Cost of Enforcement, Waiver of Exemptions, Severability and Statutory Requirements (A through H)
  • Access to Premises
  • Transfer of Landlord
  • Transfer of Tenant
  • Landlord’s Inability to Deliver Possession tp Tenant
  • Early Termination of Occupancy
  • Bankruptcy
  • Condemnation
  • Death of a Tenant or Landlord
  • Fire or Casualty Damage
  • Sale to Tenant
  • Move Out Inspection (A through G)
  • Subordination
  • Notice
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Miscellaneous
  • Counterparts
  • Attachments (Select all boxes that may apply)
  • Diplomats
  • Waiver of Right to Trial by Jury
  • Discrimination’
  • Statutory Notice to Tenant
  • Additional Terms

Step 7 – Signatures

  • Date of Landlord(s) Signature(s)
  • Landlord’s Signature(s)
  • AND
  • Date of Tenant(s) Signature(s)
  • All Tenant’s Signature(s)