Dear Arlington Tenant:
I am an attorney licensed in New York. I do not practice law in Virginia.
You may recall when I answered your earlier question I suggested that you post the question again so that a Virginia attorney has a new chance to answer.
You may feel a bit frustrated. Your question is precise. You did your own legal research ( I trust you also checked the links I provided.) Your state statute is expertly drafted, detailed and direct, and yet here you are.
So you may need to spring into a local attorney's office.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.