Landlord and tenant laws; landlord obligations, receipt required for certain rent payments. (HB401)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant law; landlord obligations; receipt required for certain rent payments.  Requires a landlord to provide, upon request, a written receipt whenever a tenant pays rent in the form of cash or money orders. The bill also requires written rental or lease agreements to include a notice of the tenant's right to receive the written receipt beginning January 1, 2013. The notice is not required for leases entered into prior to January 1, 2013, that are subsequently renewed by the parties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103354D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Referred from Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in General Laws