A Virginia 5-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is a written warning to tenants who haven’t paid their rent on time. It informs tenants they have five days to pay their overdue rent or vacate the premises, ensuring landlords can recover unpaid rent in a timely manner or regain possession of their property.
This notice contains essential information, including a reference to the original lease agreement, the rent that’s past due, the rental period, and any associated late fees. If a tenant doesn’t comply with this notice, a landlord may initiate an eviction lawsuit against them. This lawsuit can result in the tenant needing to pay additional court-related costs.
Governing Law — Code of VA § 55.1-1245(F).
Grace Period for Rent Payment — 5 days for oral leases (§ 55.1-1204(C)(4)); no grace period specified for written leases.