Derelict buildings; authority of locality to appoint receivers to repair. (SB1312)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Repair of derelict buildings; authority of locality to appoint receivers.  Allows any locality that has adopted an ordinance pursuant to 15.2-907.1 to petition the circuit court for the appointment of a receiver to repair a residential building that has been declared a derelict building. The appointed receiver shall have the right of possession of the property and shall have the authority to contract for necessary labor and supplies, borrow money for repair, manage the property after repair, and enforce the receivers lien or accept a deed in lieu of any enforcement action. The owner of any property subject to receivership may redeem it at any time by paying the receivers lien in full and any accumulated taxes, penalties, reasonable attorney fees, interest, and costs thereon. The costs incurred by a court-appointed receiver shall constitute a lien against the property, which may be enforced by a sale of the property at public auction. Read the Bill »


01/18/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103745D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/18/2011Passed by indefinitely in Local Government with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Letter sent to Virginia Housing Commission


Virginia Housing Coalition, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Housing Coalition is actively supporting this bill.