Can a minor that is 17, legally rent a apartment in Virginia?

I can't find any reference to you being unable to legally rent an apartment; however, if you are a minor, you may not legally be able to enter into a contract in Virginia (contract law). If you can, your parents may ultimately be responsible for guaranteeing the contract (financially responsible for paying your rent). Finally, you are unlikely to find anyone who will be willing to rent to a minor without some cosigner (if you destroy their property, for instance, or fail to pay your rent). Any property administered by a company will want verification of your income, a credit check, and other various guarantees that it is safe to rent you their property.