2006 Code of Virginia § 55-248.6 - Notice

55-248.6. Notice.

A. A person shall be deemed to have notice of a fact if he has actualknowledge of it; he has received a notice or notification of it; or, from allthe facts and circumstances known to him at the time in question he hasreason to know that it exists.

B. A person "notifies" or "gives" a notice or notification to another bytaking steps reasonably calculated to inform another person whether or notthe other person actually comes to know of it. A person "receives" a noticeor notification when it:

1. Comes to his attention;

2. Is served upon the recipient by regular mail, postage prepaid, and thereis sufficient proof of mailing which may be either a United States postalcertificate of mailing or a certificate of service confirming such mailingprepared by the sender; or

3. Is served upon the recipient by hand delivery in accordance with Chapter 8( 8.01-285 et seq.) of Title 8.01, which provides for personal orsubstituted service, with the exception that the sender, whether landlord,tenant or sender's agent, may serve notices hereunder, when the senderretains a certificate of mailing prepared by him.

C. In the case of the landlord, notice is served on the landlord at his placeof business where the rental agreement was made, or at any place held out bythe landlord as the place for receipt of the communication.

D. In the case of the tenant, notice is served at the tenant's last knownplace of residence, which may be the dwelling unit.

E. Notice, knowledge or a notice or notification received by an organizationis effective for a particular transaction from the time it is brought to theattention of the person conducting that transaction, or from the time itwould have been brought to his attention if the organization had exercisedreasonable diligence.

F. No notice of termination of tenancy served upon a tenant by a publichousing authority organized under the Housing Authorities Law ( 36-1 etseq.) of Title 36 shall be effective unless it contains on its first page, intype no smaller or less legible than that otherwise used in the body of thenotice, the name, address and telephone number of the legal services program,if any, serving the jurisdiction wherein the premises are located.

(1974, c. 680; 1982, c. 260; 1993, c. 754; 1998, c. 260; 2000, c. 760.)

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