Can I negotiate with my landlord to avoid eviction and catch up on the past-due rent?

Yes! Renters should always communicate with their landlord or property management company if they are faced with the inability to pay rent. Landlords and property management companies that own more than four (4) rental properties cannot move forward with an eviction without offering up to 6 months for a repayment plan. Also, while the CDC Eviction Moratorium is still in effect, download the CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration Form and submit it to your landlord or property manager without delay. For complete details of your protections and responsibilities of you and your landlord, visit the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development at www.dhcd.virginia.gov.

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1. How long do I have before my landlord can evict me?
2. Do I need show up for my court date?
3. What are my rights as a renter?
4. Can my landlord just kick me out now?
5. What should I do if my landlord tries to illegally lock me out of my rental?
6. Can I negotiate with my landlord to avoid eviction and catch up on the past-due rent?
7. What bills should I pay if I can’t afford all my expenses?
8. I need help, but don’t know where to go. Where do I start?
9. What additional resources are available?