Virginia Residential Landlord &Tenant Act; landlord remedies, noncompliance with rental agreement. (HB5064)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units, before terminating a rental agreement due to nonpayment of rent, to serve upon such tenant a written notice informing the tenant of the total amount due and owed and offer the tenant a payment plan under which the tenant must pay the total amount due and owed in equal monthly installments over a period of the lesser of six months or the time remaining under the rental agreement. The bill also outlines the remedies a landlord has if a tenant fails to pay the total amount due and owed or enter into a payment arrangement within five days of receiving notice or if the tenant enters into a payment arrangement but fails to pay within five days of the due date any rent that becomes due under the payment plan or arrangement after such plan or arrangement becomes effective. The bill clarifies that a tenant is not precluded from participating in any other rent relief programs available to the tenant through a nonprofit organization or under the provisions of a federal, state, or local law, regulation, or action. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


09/18/2020: passed committee


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200266D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
08/24/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/24/2020Reported from General Laws with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5064)
08/26/2020Read first time
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Committee amendments agreed to
08/27/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5064E
08/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20200266D-E
08/28/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 41-N)
08/28/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/02/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
09/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5064E)
09/18/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
09/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20201219D-S1

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