Derelict and blighted buildings; authorizes locality to serve as receiver to repair. (HB1122)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Receivership of derelict and blighted buildings.  Authorizes a locality to serve as a receiver, appointed by the circuit court, to repair blighted and derelict buildings. Buildings must previously have been determined to be blighted under current spot blight provisions. The owner of the property may redeem the property subject to receivership during the receivership process or prior to sale and will be awarded any profits gained through sale at public auction. This bill was recommended by the Virginia Housing Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Presented and ordered printed 12102571D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/27/2012Referred from Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB122.


VHC Admin writes:

The Virginia Housing Coalition supports this bill that creates a new tool to improve vacant and blighted properties that harm neighborhoods and reduce property values in the vicinity.