Unlawful detainer; appeal bond. (SB1626)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful detainer; appeal bond. Provides that for an appeal in an unlawful detainer case, the defendant shall post an appeal bond into the general district court in the amount of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and any other charges or damages due, as contracted for in the rental agreement, due as of the date the appeal is filed with the court. Once the appeal is perfected, the defendant shall pay the rental amount as contracted for to the plaintiff on or before the fifth day of each month. The bill provides that if such amount is not paid, the judge, upon motion of the plaintiff, shall enter judgment for the outstanding amounts due and an order of possession without further hearings. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Housing Commission. Amends § 16.1-107, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104032D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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