Northern Virginia Residential Landlord Attorneys

PJI Law represents residential landlords with numerous issues, including evictions, unlawful detainers, lease violations, and collections.

Northern Virginia Residential Landlord Representation

Protecting yourself as a landlord is vital. With the right legal strategies, you can screen and find the best tenants, create iron-clad lease agreements, and settle disputes. If you try to handle everything yourself, you could make a costly mistake that might derail your business. PJI Law represents residential landlords throughout Northern Virginia. From helping with lease agreements to representing you at eviction hearings and trials, our legal services can protect your business interests.

We represent both new and experienced landlords. Whether you rent out a single residential property or have a large portfolio, we have the resources and expertise to protect your interests so that you can focus on your priorities.

Residential Landlord Legal Services

PJI Law provides an assortment of legal services for residential landlords. These services include:

This is just a selection of the services we offer. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

Northern virginia eviction laws

Evictions are one of the most challenging aspects of being a landlord. The law prevents you from conducting a “self-help” eviction, meaning you cannot simply change the locks to prevent access. Instead, you have to go through a legal process, often starting with providing the tenant with a 5 Day Notice to Pay or a Notice to Quit. Meeting the demands of the notice allows the tenant to remain on the property.

If the tenant does not correct the issue, the usual next step is to file a summons for unlawful detainer. You will have to attend a hearing after filing the summons. The tenant might deny the lack of payment or compliance, sending the case to trial. This is a long and complicated process that can be hard to navigate. Hiring a seasoned Northern Virginia residential landlord attorney will protect your rights through this process.

Landlord rights

It can feel like landlords don’t have rights in Northern Virginia, but that is not the case. PJI Law can advise you on your rights so you can protect your business. That includes your right to screen tenants. You can check credit and review financial resources when screening tenants to ensure you select people who can reliably pay rent each month. You also have the right to require tenants to carry renter’s insurance, as well as the right to obtain security deposits.

In addition, you are allowed to have reasonable access to the rental property, with proper notice.

Because landlord rights can be confusing, consult with a Northern Virginia residential landlord attorney. Your attorney from PJI Law can advise you on your rights and responsibilities.

Why Choose PJI LAW?



Our Northern Virginia residential landlord attorneys can help you collect unpaid rent. First, our lawyers will review your lease agreement. Next, we can contact the tenant and begin the negotiation process. The tenant might agree to a payment arrangement for the past due rent that is acceptable to you. However, if the tenant refuses to pay on your terms, we can initiate eviction proceedings. Contact PJI Law to go over your legal options for collecting past-due rent.


Our Northern Virginia residential landlord lawyers can advise you on tenant’s rights to ensure you comply with the law. Examples of tenant’s rights include the right to privacy, security, and notifications before rent increases. These are just some of the numerous protections in place. PJI Law can go over all of the guidelines, so you never have to worry about running afoul of the law.

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