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F. Paul Maloof

F. Paul Maloof

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  • Landlord Tenant, Business Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Maryland, Virginia
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I have practiced law for more than 39 years in Virginia and Maryland. As a partner in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with legal services at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals and small businesses. I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters, loan documentation, commercial lease, business acquisition, estate planning and serving as general civil litigation counsel. I have an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell that is the highest rating for lawyers. I accept cases on an hourly billing basis. I do not take cases on a contingency fee basis. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps and am happy to provide professional legal advice to all current and retired military personnel in the metropolitan Washington, DC region. I am currently accepting new clients so give me a call to discuss the matter that has you concerned and how I can be of service. Please see the fields of law in which I practice. If my practice areas do not fit your needs, one of my 12 partners will most likely be able to advise you. Call me today to discuss the problem that you face and to set up an office appointment so I can help you construct a resolution in your favor. You need to take the first step. Call me today at 703-684-2000.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Secured Transactions
  • Foreign Judgments/Domestication & Enforcement
  • Commercial, Consumer & Medical Collections
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Professional Experience
Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP
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Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. | Law
Georgetown University
B.B.A. | Accounting & Economics
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Professional Associations
Alexandria City Bar Association
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Maryland State Bar
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Virginia State Bar
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Legal Answers
287 Questions Answered

Q. I asked my landlord if I could pay rent on the 4th next month instead of the 1st. He said rent is due on the 1st. ?????
A: You should demand a copy of the lease so you know the terms and conditions, especially the grace period for the rent to be paid.
Q. Va. Can a landlord keep your belongings?
A: This is a question of fact. There is no black or white answer. Your course of action to get to an answer is to file a lawsuit and seek a judge's determination. You may bring the case yourself or hire a lawyer.
Q. I have a PM who is managing eviction for me. However, I can't get any money out of deposit after eviction.
A: The terms of your agreement with your PM is contained in the agreement that you signed with the PM. If the PM is not following the terms of that agreement, then you have a claim against the PM for breach of contract. If you are displeased with the current PM, you may want to hire a new PM.
Q. I rent a studio in basement in a home.My landlord and I have an agreement that they can enter to use the washer/dryer.
A: It sounds like you may have a claim for breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment, but you would have to bring a claim at court and request a trial so a judge can make a decision to allow you to terminate the lease.
Q. how to write up a homestead deed for filing garnishment exemption of wages?
A: You should go to the clerk's office at the courthouse or to the law library at the courthouse and ask for their form.
Q. In West Virginia how many days do you have after being evicted?
A: I do not have a license to practice law in W. Virginia. Sorry.
Q. Where can I get a form to fill after 5 days notice to tenant not paying rent so I can send it to state of VA
A: The 5 day notice to pay or quit can be picked up at the Sheriff's office.
Q. What happens in a small claims court when the landlord did not return an itemized deduction.
A: In Virginia, the law and most likely your lease required the landlord to deliver an itemized list to the tenant. Failure to do so is a breach of the contract. Relying on the failure of your agent to deliver the list will probably not be persuasive with the judge.
Q. homeowner wants me to leave because A/C is not working and we are costing her money.
A: This sounds like a very unfortunate situation for you. Generally in Virginia, your rights to remain or obligations to leave the premises are contained in the written lease. In addition, the legal obligations that apply to repairs by the tenant or the landlord are stated in the written lease. It may be appropriate for your to consult an attorney to advise you on your rights ands obligations.
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