Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance, early termination of rental agreement. (HB1638)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance; early termination of rental agreement. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to agree to a waiver of subrogation for damage or renter's insurance. The bill also (i) requires a landlord to post a copy of a standard rental agreement and any addenda regularly used by the landlord on the landlord's public website, if any; (ii) allows for the early termination of a rental agreement by the surviving spouse of a decedent tenant under certain conditions; and (iii) provides that if a tenant makes a request for maintenance, the landlord is required to contact the tenant by telephone or electronic mail as provided by the tenant to arrange a time as may be mutually agreed upon by the landlord and tenant to remedy the condition for which the request for maintenance was made, unless there is a preexisting agreement between the parties to the contrary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100505D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1638)
01/16/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in General Laws