Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; nonrefundable application fee, limitations. (HB804)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; nonrefundable application fee; limitations. Places limitations on when a landlord may charge a nonrefundable application fee in addition to a refundable application deposit. The bill prohibits a landlord with more than four rental dwelling units or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units from charging prospective tenants any nonrefundable application fee in excess of the amount necessary to reimburse the landlord for any actual out-of-pocket expenses paid by the landlord to a third party performing a number of pre-occupancy checks on the applicant. The bill allows an applicant to choose to provide certain information to the landlord in the form of a portable tenant screening report in lieu of paying an application fee. When an applicant chooses not to provide such report, a landlord that owns four or fewer rental dwelling units may charge such applicant actual out-of-pocket expenses paid by the landlord to a third party performing certain pre-occupancy checks on the applicant or, in the case of an application for a public housing unit, an application fee of no more than $32, including any actual out-of-pocket expenses paid to a third party by the landlord performing background, credit, or other pre-occupancy checks on the applicant. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104105D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB804)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22105929D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (52-Y 48-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Agree To (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Rereferred to General Laws
02/15/2022Left in General Laws

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