No aspect of the law of real property affects more people as pervasively as the law of landlord and tenant. A recent study undertaken by the Virginia Housing Study Commission showed that almost fifty percent of the Commonwealth's population are tenants.
J. R. Johnson,
Survey of the Virginia Law of Landlord and Tenant,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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