20 Tips- How To Be A Good Tenant
Combo spoiler alert and disclaimer: a Virginia landlord-tenant lawyer is writing this. I know that my profession gives me a skewed view of life.
“Tenants don’t pay for an hour of my time to sit in my office and tell me their landlord is the greatest human on the planet, the rent is below-market, the house is fantastic, the lawn mows itself, and Mrs. Landlady bakes them apple pies on Sunday. I am absolutely certain that there probably are landlord-tenant relationships out there just like that one. But I never hear about those situations.”
No. I hear about the misery………
Friends, does this sound like you? You’re a Virginia resident, your car got repossessed by the bank, they sold it for less than you owed, and now Bank is suing you for the deficiency? Most people assume that the situation is hopeless.
NO! Virginia lenders who repossess and re-sell collateral (meaning: your car, but could be your boat, your trailer, your RV, your motorcycle, your airplane, etc.) must do it exactly according to law. Our state has some precise rules about how lenders are to proceed with repo and re-sale. Virginia law gives debtors (borrowers) some substantial and very welcome protections following a lender’s misstep. However, those protections are not automatic, and putting on a courtroom defense is, for most folks, not a do-it-yourself maneuver.
We know some things about using Virginia law against Lender banks who mis-stepped!
If you’d like to explore your situation with us to see if your lender has made a mistake that might be used to protect you, give us a call!
On January 20, 2021, President Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States, opening new era of hope for immigration reform. President Biden called “for securing our values as a Nation of immigrants,” and this article seeks to highlight few of his proposed and promulgated changes in immigration law during the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
This week, the Biden Administration continues to work incessantly to address other areas of concern for immigration law. In the week of January 24, 2021, it is reported that President Biden will focus on addressing root causes of migration from Central America, as well as to establish a task force to reunify migrant families separated under the Trump administration’s policies.
Thanks to President Biden and his administration’s work to secure our values as a “Nation of immigrants,” immigration law and guidelines are swiftly changing. The Virginia Beach Law Group is on the look out for any immigration reforms that affect our immigration clients— if you have an immigration matter, call us at (757) 486-4529 to discuss an opportunity for your American dream come true!
Can the government legally enforce you to wear a mask? It is an executive order not a law. That’s right, it is not a law to wear a mask, it is an executive order and does not have the full weight of law.
A mask mandate via a governor executive order is NOT a law and is therefore not legally enforceable.
If you get tangled up with an over-eager law enforcement official about masking (or not), give us a call.
YES! We can help with that.
Virginia Beach might be the place we call home, but it’s also a hotspot for vacationers from the midwest, up and down the east coast, and even internationally. Some people (tourists and locals included) have a little too much fun while at the beach and end up getting themselves into trouble with the law. Some of the most common charges for out-of-towners include traffic offenses like speeding, reckless driving, and DUI/DWI.
Getting a ticket or being arrested in a state other than your own can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most common questions we get from out-of-state individuals who have received a court summons is, “Do I need to appear in person for my court date?” The answer to this question isn’t so simple. Few people want to travel back to the city or county where their case is being tried, especially if it’s for something as simple as a speeding ticket. That’s why most Virginia courts allow an attorney to appear in court on the client’s behalf. This isn’t always the case, however, and that’s why its important that the person charged contact an experienced traffic attorney (preferably one in jurisdiction where the offense occurred) to discuss their options.
Whether you received your first (or third) DUI on Interstate 64, a reckless driving ticket on the 168 Bypass or a simple speeding ticket on Rt. 13 on the Eastern Shore, it’s critical that you contact an attorney well before your court date. He or she will be able to walk you through your best options for fighting the charge and make it as easy as possible for your case to be handled, minimizing costly travel on your part. The traffic and criminal lawyers at Virginia Beach Law Group have extensive experience handling out-of-state cases and are skilled at getting our clients the best possible results.
Call our office now to schedule an appointment and speak to a qualified attorney. We have locations in Virginia Beach (757-486-4529) and Hampton (757-864-0941 ).
Were you given a traffic ticket for reckless driving in Virginia?
You should consult with a Virginia Beach Law Group Traffic and Criminal Defense Attorney before your court date. In this video, David C Johnson, A Virginia Beach Law Group Traffic Attorney, explains the charges you could be facing and how the Virginia Beach Law Group can help you.