Landlord and tenant law; notice requirements, landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation. (SB197)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant law; notice requirements; landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation. Changes the landlord and tenant law notice requirements for landlords to accept full or partial rent while continuing to proceed with a court action to obtain an order of possession and subsequent eviction by creating a single notice and removing the requirement for second notice for the time period between entry of an order of possession and prior to eviction. The bill provides that the landlord may accept full or partial payment of rent and still receive an order of possession and proceed with eviction if the landlord states in the written notice to the tenant that any payment of rent, damages, money judgment, award of attorney fees, and court costs would be accepted with reservation and not constitute a waiver of the landlord's right to evict the tenant from the dwelling unit. The bill also provides that if a dwelling unit is a public housing unit or other housing unit subject to regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, written notice of acceptance of rent with reservation need not be given to any public agency paying a portion of the rent under the rental agreement. This bill is identical to HB 855. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/01/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102102D
01/01/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB197)
01/22/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read second time
01/25/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB197E
01/25/2018Printed as engrossed 18102102D-E
01/26/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB197E)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107153D-H1
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107153D-H1
02/20/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB197H1
02/20/2018Passed House with substitute (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/20/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Title replaced 18107153D-H1
02/26/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB197ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB197ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 233 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)