Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance; early termination of rental agreement. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to agree to a waiver of subrogation for damage or renter’s insurance. The bill also (i) requires a landlord to post a copy of a standard rental agreement and any addenda regularly used by the landlord on the landlord’s public website, if any; (ii) allows for the early termination of a rental agreement by the surviving spouse of a decedent tenant under certain conditions; and (iii) provides that if a tenant makes a request for maintenance, the landlord is required to contact the tenant by telephone or electronic mail as provided by the tenant to arrange a time as may be mutually agreed upon by the landlord and tenant to remedy the condition for which the request for maintenance was made, unless there is a preexisting agreement between the parties to the contrary.

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Status

Bill Text

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2017-01-04 https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+ful+HB1638+hil

Votes

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Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2017-02-08Left in General Laws
2017-01-24Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
2017-01-16Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
2017-01-04Referred to Committee on General Laws
2017-01-04Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100505D

Sponsors

Name District
James LeftwichHD-078