It is against the law for your landlord to illegally lock you out of your home, turn off vital utility services, or deny or restrict access to services on the premises such as the pool, workout room, laundry room, etc. If your landlord conducts any of these “self-help eviction” practices, please go to the General District Court (1250 St. Paul’s Blvd, Norfolk, VA) and file the following petition at the clerk’s office: Tenant's remedies for exclusion from dwelling unit, interruption of services, or actions taken to make premises unsafe VA Code 55.1-1243.1. The tenant must have the name and the physical address, not a P.O. Box or Route Number, of the landlord or property manager for a warrant to appear in court is served upon the offending party. This petition is usually placed on the court docket within five (5) days.