Va. Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures, maximum lot coverage. (HB702)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; buyer to exercise necessary due diligence; lot coverage. Requires that the owner of residential real property include in the residential property disclosure statement provided to a potential purchaser of such residential real property a statement that the owner makes no representation with respect to current lot lines or the ability to expand, improve, or add any structures on the property and that the potential purchaser is advised to exercise necessary due diligence, including obtaining a property survey and contacting the locality to determine zoning ordinances or lot coverage, height, or setback requirements on the property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102215D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB702)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105931D-H1
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105931D-H1
02/11/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB702H1
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB702H1)
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (68-Y 31-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (68-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB702ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB702ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 268 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0268)