Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against termination of rent. agreement. (HB5111)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and the issuance of orders of possession and writs of eviction for any reason, except in response to a criminal or willful act that is not remediable and that poses a threat to health or safety, from the effective date of the act until 60 days after the expiration or revocation of all states of emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 pandemic, unless the landlord has taken certain steps, outlined in the bill, to provide certain information to the tenant and apply for, or assist the tenant with applying for, any available rental programs and the tenant has willfully refused to attempt to (i) apply for any available rental assistance or (ii) if the landlord is eligible to apply for a rental assistance program on behalf of the tenant, provide any information or documentation that is necessary for the landlord to complete an application for such program. Read the Bill »

Status

08/24/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
08/21/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200932D
08/21/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
08/24/2020Referred from General Laws
08/24/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5111)

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