VA HB5111 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Introduced on August 21 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-08-24 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Pending: House Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and the issuance of orders of possession and writs of eviction for any reason, except in response to a criminal or willful act that is not remediable and that poses a threat to health or safety, from the effective date of the act until 60 days after the expiration or revocation of all states of emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 pandemic, unless the landlord has taken certain steps, outlined in the bill, to provide certain information to the tenant and apply for, or assist the tenant with applying for, any available rental programs and the tenant has willfully refused to attempt to (i) apply for any available rental assistance or (ii) if the landlord is eligible to apply for a rental assistance program on behalf of the tenant, provide any information or documentation that is necessary for the landlord to complete an application for such program.

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Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against termination of rent. agreement.



2020-08-24HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-24HouseReferred from General Laws by voice vote
2020-08-21HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2020-08-21HousePresented and ordered printed 20200932D

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