Unlawful detainer, etc.; storage of tenant's property. (HB1499)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful detainer, etc.; storage of tenant's property.  Provides that when the personal property of a tenant is removed from a premises pursuant to an unlawful detainer, ejectment, or any other action, the property shall be placed in a storage area designated by the landlord. Currently, such property may be placed in such a storage area or in the public way. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101594D
12/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/12/2011Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 7-N)
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice


Jeffrey Campbell writes:

The fact that this bill has been killed is just sad... If you live in a City or Municipality with high levels of rental you are forced to deal with eviction set outs day in and day out... Not to mention the perception that these set outs make on our neighborhoods... This is another form of neighborhood blight !!! Richmond and those in office should be ashamed of themselves !!! Who's pockets are you in? Definitely not the tax payers !!!

ppradoslaw writes:

This bill needed to go away quietly. Landlords have enough problems trying to make ends meet with nonpaying tenants, navigating the tenant friendly court system, and going through the Sheriff monitored eviction process. To impose the added expense and liability of storage of property belonging to someone who has breached a contract with the landlord adds insult to injury. I just can not believe how quickly this bill seemed to go down.