Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; changes applicability, security deposits. (HB273)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; applicability; security deposits. Changes the applicability of the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act from the ownership of no more than 10 single-family residences to ownership of no more than two single-family residences and makes the application uniform across the state. The bill also authorizes a landlord to expedite the disposition of security deposits under certain circumstances. The bill repeals the requirement for a landlord to accrue interest on security deposits, effective January 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101600D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB273)
01/21/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB273)
01/23/2014Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Read first time
01/28/2014Read second time
01/28/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB273E
01/28/2014Printed as engrossed 14101600D-E
01/29/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB273E)
02/17/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2014Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Placed on Calendar
02/24/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB273ER)
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB273ER)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB273ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective - see bill)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0651)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


VHC Admin writes:

VHC supports this bill. It will give more renters in Virginia the tenant protections and due process included in the Residential Landlord Tenant Act.