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HB 1638 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance, early termination of rental agreement.

Introduced by: James A. "Jay" Leftwich (by request) | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance; early termination of rental agreement. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to agree to a waiver of subrogation for damage or renter's insurance. The bill also (i) requires a landlord to post a copy of a standard rental agreement and any addenda regularly used by the landlord on the landlord's public website, if any; (ii) allows for the early termination of a rental agreement by the surviving spouse of a decedent tenant under certain conditions; and (iii) provides that if a tenant makes a request for maintenance, the landlord is required to contact the tenant by telephone or electronic mail as provided by the tenant to arrange a time as may be mutually agreed upon by the landlord and tenant to remedy the condition for which the request for maintenance was made, unless there is a preexisting agreement between the parties to the contrary.


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