Virginia Landlord Tenant Rental Agreement

If the landlord intentionally fails to comply with this section, the court orders the return of the surety to the tenant, as well as actual damages and reasonable attorneys` fees, unless the tenant owes rent to the lessor, in which case the court orders an amount equal to the bond that will be charged to the lessor on the rent due to the lessor. In the event that the damage caused to the premises exceeds the amount of the deposit and requires the services of a third party, the lessor has reported this in writing to the tenant within the 45-day period prescribed in subsection A. If this subsection is terminated, the lessor has an additional period of 15 days to make a breakdown of the damage and repair costs. This section does not prevent the owner or lessee from claiming other damages to which he is entitled under this chapter. .