Summons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing, subsequent filings, termination notice. (HB1922)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Summons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing; subsequent filings; termination notice. Provides that when a plaintiff requests that an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer be set on a date later than 21 days from the filing of such summons, the initial hearing shall not be set on a date later than 30 days after the date of the filing. The bill further provides that an order of possession for the premises in an unlawful detainer action shall not be entered unless the plaintiff or the plaintiff's attorney or agent has presented a copy of a proper termination notice that the court admits into evidence. The bill allows a plaintiff to amend the amount alleged to be due and owing in an unlawful detainer action to request all amounts due and owing as of the date of a hearing on the action and to further amend such an amount to include additional amounts that become due and owing prior to the final disposition of a pending unlawful detainer action. The bill prohibits a plaintiff from filing a subsequent and additional unlawful detainer summons for such additional amounts. Amends § 8.01-126, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/14/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101387D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)

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