Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; copy of rental agreement for tenant. (HB1272)

Introduced By

Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; copy of rental agreement for tenant. Requires a landlord to provide a copy of the signed written rental agreement to the tenant within 10 business days of the effective date of the rental agreement and to provide additional hard copies of the rental agreement upon request or to maintain such rental agreement in an electronic format that can be easily accessed by or shared with the tenant upon request. The bill also prohibits a landlord from charging a tenant for any such additional copies of his rental agreement. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, the legislation (HB1272) requiring landlords to provide tenants with a copy of the signed rental agreement within ten business days of the effective date is not expected to have a significant fiscal impact. The Department of Housing and Community Development, which is the agency affected by this legislation, can update and publish the Landlord Tenant Handbook on its website using current resources and does not anticipate needing a budget amendment.

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Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103650D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1272)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1272E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24103650D-E
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1272E)
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (68-Y 31-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (68-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1272ER)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1272ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed 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
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation (77-Y 20-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (77-Y 20-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB1272ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 831 (effective 7/1/24)

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