Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; prohibited provisions, fees for maintenance. (HB993)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington), and Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; prohibited fees. Prohibits landlords subject to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act from requiring a tenant to (i) pay any fee for the maintenance or repair of any unit subject to such rental agreement unless necessitated by the tenant's violation of a requirement of the Act or (ii) pay any fee to submit periodic rent payments or other amounts due, unless the landlord offers an alternative method of payment that does not include additional fees. This bill is identical to SB 422. Read the Bill »


03/07/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101657D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB993)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/06/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (10-Y 9-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 HB993E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24101657D-E
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 49-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB993E)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24107999D-S1
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB993S1)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107999D-S1
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB993S1
02/26/2024Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107999D-S1 (51-Y 49-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB993ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB993ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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
04/17/2024VOTE: 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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