09.01.2009 Virginia Supreme Court Yet to Rule on Lead Paint Premises Liability for Landlords
09. 2009In 2007, the Supreme Court of Virginia (“the Court”) ruled that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not create a claim for damages in tort. See Isbel v. Commercial Investment Assoc., Inc., 273 Va. 605 (2007). Rather, the common law rule that a landlord owes no duty to maintain premises that are within the tenant's exclusive control remains the law of Virginia.
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