Va. Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware, marine clays. (HB174)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; marine clays. Provides that the owner of residential property makes no representations with respect to whether the property is located on or near deposits of marine clays (marumsco soils). The bill also advises purchasers to exercise whatever due diligence is deemed necessary in accordance with terms and conditions as may be contained in the real estate purchase contract, including consulting public resources regarding local soil conditions and having the soil and structural conditions of the property analyzed by a qualified professional. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: Passed the Senate


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100881D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB174)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read first time
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020VOTE: (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed by temporarily
02/17/2020Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

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