Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; summary of rental agreement provisions. (HB955)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Department of Housing and Community Development; summary of rental agreement provisions. Requires landlords to include, upon request, a summary page with any written rental agreement offered to a prospective tenant that includes the duration of the lease, the amount of rent and the date upon which such rent shall be due, an explanation of any deposits and late fees that may be charged, and any termination provisions. The bill also directs the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a sample summary page to be used by landlords to summarize the provisions of the lease agreement and to maintain such sample summary page on the Department's website in English and any language for which any locality in the Commonwealth regularly provides official government communications. The bill also requires any landlord who owns or manages more than four rental dwelling units or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units, whether individually or through a business entity, in any locality in the Commonwealth that regularly provides official government communications in languages other than English to provide, upon request of a prospective tenant, such summary page in any of such languages using the sample summary page developed by the Director. Read the Bill »


03/25/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102394D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB955)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107377D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107377D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB955H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB955H1)
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB955ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/08/2024Governor's substitute printed 24109380D-H2
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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