Unfair Real Estate Service Agreement Act; created, consumer protections. (HB1243)

Introduced By

Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consumer protection; creation of Unfair Real Estate Service Agreement Act. Creates the Unfair Real Estate Service Agreement Act and adds any violations of the Act to the list of prohibited violations of relevant consumer protection laws in the Commonwealth. The bill prohibits any real estate service agreement, defined in the bill, that is effective and binding for more than one year from its effective date from (i) purporting to run with the land or bind future owners of interests in the residential real property identified in the service agreement; (ii) allowing the service provider to assign or transfer the right to provide services under the service agreement without notice to and written agreement of all parties to the service agreement; or (iii) purporting to create a lien, encumbrance, or other real property security interest on the residential real property identified in the service agreement. This bill is identical to SB 576. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104485D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1243)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1243E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24104485D-E
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1243E)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1243ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1243ER)
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 328 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0328)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB576.

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