Transient lodg. facility impacted by COVID-19; application of Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act. (SB5089)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guests of transient lodging facilities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; application of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; emergency. Suspends provisions of the Code of Virginia that allow an innkeeper or property owner of a hotel, motel, extended stay facility, vacation residential facility, boardinghouse, or similar transient lodging to evict a guest using self-help methods during the declared public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and applies the provisions of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to (i) a guest who uses such lodging as his primary residence for any length of time as tenant and (ii) the innkeeper or property owner of such lodging, or his agent, as landlord. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200724D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5089)
08/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)