Landlord & Tenant Issues

The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC represents both landlords and tenants in Virginia, including Roanoke, Salem, and Botetourt County, in legal matters involving residential and commercial properties. The rights of landlords and tenants in the State of Virginia can be very complicated, and in the event of litigation, an experienced landlord/tenant lawyer can help you gain the best possible outcome. In addition to providing services when a dispute arises between a landlord and a tenant, Matt also provides lease drafting and negotiating services to prevent any future disagreements between the landlord and the tenant.

Because we represent both landlords and tenants, we have an understanding of the expectations and rights of both parties, which oftentimes helps settle or resolve the issues that have arisen between the parties. We also have an in depth understanding of the Virginia statutes that govern the relationship between commercial and residential landlords and tenants.

The types of landlord/tenant matters that The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC  handles include, but are not limited to:

  •  Non-payment of rent
  •  Eviction
  •  Landlord harassment
  •  Breach of commercial lease
  •  Breach of residential lease
  •  Termination of commercial lease
  •  Termination of residential lease
  •  Illegal use of property by tenant
  •  Security deposit disputes
  •  Repair obligations
  •  Subleases
  •  Negotiation, preparation and review of both commercial and residential leases