Written by attorney Sarah Marshall Saville

Virginia Residential Evictions 101: When Can I Change the Locks?

When a tenant breaches a lease, the big question on a landlord's mind is "When can I change the locks?" The short answer: once the tenant vacates-sooner and you risk being sued or sanctioned. While that's the short answer, how "short" that is varies from case to case. Here's what you need to know.

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