Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; representations related to covenants, report. (HB1264)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; representations related to covenants and restrictions affecting the property. Provides that, in delivering the residential property disclosure statement to a prospective purchaser of residential property under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, the owner makes no representations with respect to any covenants and restrictions that may be recorded in land records that affect the real property or any improvements located on the property. The bill also replaces a reference to "certified home inspection" with "home inspection," relating to a prospective purchaser's exercise of due diligence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104406D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1264)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed 16105137D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105137D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1264H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1264H1)
02/29/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1264ER)
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1264ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/25/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 505 (effective 7/1/16)
03/25/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0505)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.


Jarica Davis writes:

WOW. This is really disturbing. Full disclosure, transparency, and informed decisions are vital!
What Libertarian idiot wants to remove the certification requirement for home inspectors, and put this nonsense to Delegate Robinson to introduce?

People like Warren Wakefield, and others, have decried proffers and proclaimed that they hamper growth. Cash proffers means that developers can't afford to build...homebuyers will move somewhere without proffers! WRONG. Repeatedly proven wrong over the years. Cutting out cash proffers means the property tax rate goes up, and that isn't fair to our fastest growing demographic...older folks.