Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits. (HB2249)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter's insurance; filing of information regarding resident agent appointed by nonresident property owner. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a security deposit, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter's insurance prior to the commencement of the tenancy that exceed the amount of two months' periodic rent. The bill permits a landlord, however, to add a monthly amount as additional rent to recover additional costs of such damage insurance or renter's insurance premiums. The bill also removes provisions allowing a landlord to permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. Finally, the bill requires nonresident property owners to file the name and office address of the agent appointed by such nonresident property owner in the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commission. Under current law, such information must be filed in the office of the clerk of the court in which deeds are recorded in the county or city in which the property lies. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Committee
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102708D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2021Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/21/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)

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