Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation. (HB2014)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation; tenant's right of redemption. Prohibits a landlord from accepting full payment of all rent that is overdue from a tenant and receiving an order of possession pursuant to an unlawful detainer action and proceeding with eviction. Under current law, a landlord may accept full or partial payment of all rent and receive an order of possession pursuant to an unlawful detainer action and proceed with eviction, provided that he has stated in a written notice to the tenant that any and all amounts owed to the landlord by the tenant, including payment of any rent, damages, money judgment, award of attorney fees, and court costs, would be accepted with reservation and would not constitute a waiver of the landlord's right to evict the tenant from the dwelling unit. The bill provides specific language that must be included within such notice, and requires a landlord who elects to seek possession of the dwelling unit to provide a copy of the notice to the court for service to the tenant along with the summons for unlawful detainer. The bill also allows tenants to exercise the right of redemption in unlawful detainer actions an unlimited number of times. Under current law, tenants may only exercise the right of redemption once during any 12-month period of continuous residency in the dwelling unit, regardless of the term of the rental agreement or any renewal term of the rental agreement. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Status

01/17/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102649D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2021Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2014)

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