Landlord enforcement; locality may hold landlords responsible for certain violations of tenants.
Landlord enforcement of tenant violations; localities with four-year institutions of higher learning. Affords localities located where there are four-year institutions of higher learning the option of adopting an ordinance to hold landlords responsible for tenants who continually violate sections of the Code dealing with drinking in public, urinating in public and profanity. The landlord will receive prompt notice when the tenant is convicted and if the tenant is convicted three times within a one-year period, and the landlord does not take curative steps, he is then fined. The bill provides localities the proper tools to ensure indifferent landlords take measures in situations where tenants are disruptive to neighborhood stability. This bill was endorsed by the Virginia Housing Commission.