Consumer Services Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

703-222-8435
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 433
Fairfax, VA 22030

Rebecca Makely,
Division Director

Tenant Landlord Publications, Brochures, Checklists, and Videos

The Consumer Affairs Branch provides advice, information, and guidance for tenants and landlords.  Though staff cannot provide legal advice, they can provide guidance to help resolve your complaint. Below is a list of resources to educate you in understanding your rights and responsiblities.

Before you rent a place to live or before you rent a place you own, you need to understand what’s in a lease agreement.  Rights, responsibilities, and obligations should be clearly stated in the lease agreement. Review the Lease Checklist, before you rent, so you are aware of the items that should be addressed and get links to tenant-landlord laws. 

The Tenant Resource Sheet provides information for tenants so they know which county agency to call if they need assistance with repair or maintenance problems in their rental dwelling.

What Tenants and Landlords Need To Know answers many of the questions frequently asked by tenants and landlords and provides links to applicable laws and resources.This brochure is offered by the Tenant-Landlord Commission and the Consumer Affairs Branch.

Whether you’re renting an apartment, townhouse, condominium or single family home, you can save money by improving the energy efficiency of your rental dwelling. Read Energy Saving Tips for Renters to find out how.  

Before you rent a room, read Renting a Room in Fairfax County for information to help you select a room that best meets your needs.

Available now for you to watch are two short Public Service Announcements (PSA) about renter's insurance brought to you by the Fairfax County Tenant-Landlord Commission:

Renter's Insurance PSA 1

Renter's Insurance PSA 2