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Landlords: New regulations take effect today!

Landlords in Virginia are now required to provide and get signed a statement of tenant's rights and responsibilities. You should obtain this from current tenants even if they leased prior to the law's enactment. The form can be downloaded here:


New Landlording Laws became effective on July 1, 2021. Official summaries can be obtained from the Virginia General Assembly website:

Click on the link and scroll to the bill number, then click on the bill number to access the full text of the bills themselves and the history of the bills. Here is the list of bills that took effect:


HB 1971 Virginia Fair Housing Law; reasonable accommodations, disability-related requests for parking.

HB 2014 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord's acceptance of rent with reservation.

HB 1889 Va. Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies, noncompliance with rental agreement.

HB 1900 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant remedies for exclusion from dwelling unit.

HB 1981 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; access to dwelling unit during certain emergencies.

HB 2229 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; responsibilities of real estate brokers, etc.

HB 2249 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits.

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