HB 824 Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; disclosure of mold in dwelling unit.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act; disclosure of mold in dwelling unit. Provides that as part of the written report of the move-in inspection, the landlord shall disclose whether there is any visible evidence of mold in the dwelling unit. If the landlord's written disclosure states that there is no visible evidence of mold in the dwelling unit, this record shall be deemed correct unless the tenant objects thereto in writing within five days after receiving the report. If the landlord's written disclosure states that there is visible evidence of mold in the dwelling unit, the tenant shall have the option to terminate the tenancy or to accept the dwelling unit in an "as is" condition. The bill also defines "visible evidence of mold" and puts an obligation on the landlord to use reasonable efforts to maintain the premises in such a condition as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold and to promptly respond to any written notices from a tenant. The bill also obliges a tenant to use reasonable efforts to maintain the dwelling unit and any other part of the premises that he occupies in such a condition as to prevent accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold and to promptly notify the landlord in writing of any moisture accumulation that occurs or of any visible evidence of mold discovered by him. The bill contains technical amendments. The bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Housing Study Commission.

Full text:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 046717296  pdf
03/15/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB824ER)  pdf
04/12/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0226)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 046717296
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
01/22/04  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/04  House: Read first time
01/27/04  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/28/04  House: Read third time and passed House (87-Y 10-N 1-A)
01/28/04  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 10-N 1-A)
01/28/04  House: Communicated to Senate
01/29/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/04  Senate: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 0-N)
02/20/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/20/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (36-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/04  Senate: Read third time
02/23/04  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/23/04  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Mims agreed to
02/23/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/04  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/04  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/04  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/04  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/04  House: Placed on Calendar
02/25/04  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (87-Y 10-N 1-A)
02/25/04  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 10-N 1-A)
03/15/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB824ER)
03/15/04  House: Enrolled
03/15/04  House: Signed by Speaker
03/15/04  Senate: Signed by President
03/29/04  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 226 (effective 7/1/04)
04/12/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0226)