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VA Landlords & Property Managers * Proposed Changes to the VRLTA

Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act Reform


House Bill 407 – Glenn Oder


The Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA) is the body of law that governs landlord and tenant relationships. From time to time, we identify efficiencies that can be made….efficiencies that protect the landlord and the tenant.


Here’s what this bill accomplishes:
. Provides that the Supreme Court of Virginia shall allow electronic upload of unlawful detainer actions in court;


. Clarifies that Rational Utility Billing (RUB) is covered under VRLTA as rent, versus utility payments as regulated by     the SCC;


. Clarifies when property managers can go to court without a lawyer;


. Clarifies that landlords can charge administrative fees to cover damage and renters insurance programs;
Authorizes landlords to withhold the return of security deposits until water and sewer bills have been paid to the locality

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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2 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • February 15 2010 04:04PM

Comments

Thanks for sharing. This is good information for VA property managers.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 4 years ago

VAR is very good on this stuff and getting the rough edges smoothed through the legislature

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) about 4 years ago

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