Here is the section that enumerates the 7 types of promises, agreements or contracts, etc. that must be in writing:
All other promises, agreements and contracts, etc. can be oral.
I'm sorry...I really am not attempting to dispute with you. However, this is the intially statement, "Unless a promise, contract, agreement, representation, assurance, or ratification, or some memorandum or note thereof, is in writing and signed by the party to be charged or his agent, no action shall be brought in any of the following cases:"
The agreeement to move on Dec 15th was oral and not written. The lease/contract was not ratified nor change with signatures.
I am also attempting to fit this statement with your answer ".6. Upon any contract for the sale of real estate, or for the lease thereof for more than a year;" Remember, this was a contract between individuals and the Va Landlord/Tenant Rights Act does not apply. Are there anymore codes that could possible apply.
My question is that my Landlord and I discussed my moving. I am current on my rent. The oral agreement was that I move Dec 15th with $550 deposit and rent paid. My desposit on the current written lease $1100 which I only paid $550 and owed $550 which was past due. The oral agreement would accept my $550 paid as the deposit paid. When I told her that I was not going to move until March, sje gave me a paid or quit for the remaining deposit. I than asked her to put the oral agreement into writing and she agreed via text. However when I spoke with her over the phone she told me to disregard the any agreement made. She also stated that there would be a penalty for leaving. At this time I felt that the Landlord was playing games because I told her in the beginning that I did not want to leave in December, but March. I did pay the remaining $550 before the pay or quit ended and told her that I will stay until the currentlwriiten lease expires. Now the Landlord is angery. I have no idea what the issue is. Does she have any kind of case.
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