If you live in a State other than Virginia and own real estate in your individual name that you rent to others within Virginia, then §55.1-1211 of the Virginia Code mandates that you appoint a registered agent in Virginia. That Code section specifically states that any nonresident person (or group of persons) who owns and leases residential or commercial real property within a county or city in the Commonwealth shall have and continuously maintain an agent who is a resident and maintains a business office within the Commonwealth. Every lease executed by or on behalf of nonresident property owners regarding any such real property shall specifically designate such agent and the agent’s office address for the purpose of service of any process, notice, order or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon such property owner.
This is important to do because if you don’t you can’t bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights. The last thing you would want to find out when dealing with a tenant in default is that you can’t legally do anything to get them out. We can help you with this with the appointment of a resident agent in Virginia. Just order registered agent service from us and we’ll help with the paperwork that gets filed with the County or City in which your properties are located.Spread the Word