Rental payments; landlord accounting of tenant credits and debits upon written request. (SB34)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord accounting of tenant credits and debits; upon request.  Compels a landlord, upon the written request of a tenant, to produce a written accounting of charges and payments from the tenant over the tenancy or the past 12 months, whichever is shorter. This bill is recommended by the Virginia Housing Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103056D
12/28/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2012Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2012Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/22/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/23/2012Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB34ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)


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.


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

The Virginia Housing Coalition supports this bill that ensures that tenants can have access to accurate information about what rent and charges they owe and how their payments are being applied.