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HB 2382 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit.

Introduced by: Joseph C. Lindsey (by request) | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit for abandoned animals; penalty. Requires a landlord who knows or should have known that a dwelling unit has been vacated to inspect such dwelling unit within two days of its being vacated for the presence of any abandoned animals. If an abandoned animal is discovered, the landlord is required to notify an animal control officer or law enforcement of the presence and condition of the animal but shall not be considered the owner or custodian of the animal. The bill also provides that any person who knowingly fails to comply with the bill's inspection and notification provisions shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.


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