Landlord and tenant laws; notice to tenant in event of foreclosure. (HB2129)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant laws; notice to tenant in event of foreclosure. Requires a landlord to give written notice to the tenant of a mortgage default, notice of mortgage acceleration, or notice of foreclosure sale relative to the loan on the dwelling unit, within five business days after written notice from the lender is received by the landlord. The bill provides that it does not apply (i) to any managing agent who does not receive a copy of such written notice from the lender or (ii) if the tenant provides a copy of the written notice from the lender to the landlord or the managing agent. Further, the bill provides that failure of the landlord to provide the required notice shall immediately terminate the rental agreement at the option of the tenant and, notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the tenant shall be entitled to return of the security deposit and any accrued interest, without any deductions, damages, or charges by the landlord within 10 days after termination of the tenancy and delivery of possession. Read the Bill »


02/16/2009: Passed the Senate


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097730654
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2009Assigned GL sub: Housing
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/22/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Committee substitute printed 091805668-H1
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Read second time
01/27/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091805668-H1
01/27/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2129H1
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Placed on Calendar
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 98-N)
02/19/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2009House acceded to request
02/25/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2009Delegates: Nichols, Jones, Oder
02/25/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2009Senators: Herring, McEachin, Petersen
02/28/2009No further action taken
02/28/2009Failed to pass in House


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.