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Landlord Miscellaneous Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Landlord Miscellaneous. For more information on landlords see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Landlord Miscellaneous-Cases

1979 Kalus v. Food Fair, 220 Va. 529, 260 S.E.2d 212.

Case involved interpretation of lease and meaning of term “structural” in lease.

1968 Warehouse Distribs., Inc. v. Prudential Storage, 208 Va. 784, 161 S.E.2d 86.

Landlord sued tenant for damage to premises. Negligence must be present on part of tenant before any recovery will be allowed against him for damage to leased premises at termination of lease. Burden of proof is on tenant to show that any alleged damage was not caused by his negligence.

1966 Wells v. Whitaker, 207 Va. 616, 151 S.E.2d 422.

Landlord miscellaneous. Owner of property reserved no control or right to direct operation of plant on leased land and since plant did not constitute nuisance, owner’s mere ownership of land was not enough to hold him liable.

1955 Gayle v. Hazelwood, 196 Va. 674, 85 S.E.2d 243.

Landlord-tenant relationship found to exist, even though occupant’s name was not on lease but rent was paid by occupant to landlord and occupant had requested repairs in apartment and landlord had acquiesced.

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