Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. (HB1735)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. Provides that if a tenant fails or otherwise refuses to sign the form developed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (the Department) and posted on its website acknowledging that the tenant has received the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities from the landlord, the landlord shall record the date or dates on which he provided the form to the tenant and the fact that the tenant failed or otherwise refused to sign such form. The bill gives the landlord the option of providing the tenant a subsequent opportunity to sign such form after the effective date of the tenancy. Finally, the bill directs the Director of the Department to update certain forms to include language directing parties to rental agreements to refer to the Department's website for more resources. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102712D
01/09/2023Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2023Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/12/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/16/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1735)
01/19/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2023Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2023Read first time
01/27/2023Read second time
01/27/2023Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB1735E
01/27/2023Printed as engrossed 23102712D-E
01/30/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/30/2023VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2023Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/01/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1735E)
02/08/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2023Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Read third time
02/13/2023Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2023Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2023Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 97-N)
02/15/2023VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2023Placed on Calendar
02/20/2023House acceded to request
02/21/2023Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2023Senators: Ebbin, Rouse, Vogel
02/21/2023Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2023Delegates: VanValkenburg, Leftwich, Campbell, J.L.
02/23/2023C Amended by conference committee
02/24/2023Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
02/24/2023VOTE: (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1735ER)
03/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1735ER)
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/23/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/23)
03/23/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)

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