Read our previous blogs regarding landlord and tenant laws in Virginia to find more information.. Title 55 of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended, is the statute that deals with property and conveyances. Almost everything pertaining to the legal disposition of real property and the transfer (buying/selling/renting) of real property can be found in this Chapter. To be considered as a tenant by a landlord, an applicant may have to pay a nonrefundable application fee and a refundable application deposit. Under the VRLTA , § 55.1-1203, an application fee is nonrefundable and cannot be more than $50.00. If the housing unit is subject to regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the.