Virginia Residential Landlord &Tenant Act; landlord remedies, noncompliance with rental agreement. (SB5088)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


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 14 days of receiving notice or if the tenant enters into a payment arrangement but fails to pay within 14 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. This bill incorporates SB 5086 and is identical to HB 5064. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200827D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/19/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20200860D-S1
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5086 (Bell)
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5088S1)
08/26/2020Read second time
08/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
08/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20200860D-S1
08/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB5088S1
08/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
09/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/21/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
09/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20201225D-H1
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Passed House with substitute 55-Y 42-N
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201225D-H1
09/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB5088H1
09/25/2020Passed House with substitute (55-Y 42-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020House insisted on substitute
10/07/2020House requested conference committee
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5088H1)
10/07/2020Senate acceded to request (34-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: Ebbin, Bell, Boysko
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Price, Bulova, Morefield
10/14/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 40-N)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (57-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5088ER)
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5088ER)
10/28/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
11/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 54 (effective 11/9/20)
11/09/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #1 and #2 (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
11/09/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #3 and #4 (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
11/09/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (57-Y 41-N)
11/09/2020VOTE: (57-Y 41-N)
11/09/2020G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
11/09/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
11/09/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB5088ER2)
11/09/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
11/09/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
11/09/2020Enacted, Chapter 54 (effective 11/9/20)
11/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)