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New Virginia House Bill 5106 – Landlords Cannot Take Action Against an Applicant Based on Payment History
February 26 at 2:30 pm EST
The VA legislature passed House Bill 5106 which amends VA Code § 55.1-1245 effective March 1, 2021 through the later of 7 years after the expiration of the COVID state of emergency declared by the Governor or on July 1, 2028
The new law prohibits a landlord who owns more than 4 rental dwelling units from denying a rental application or taking any other adverse action against an applicant based solely upon payment history or an eviction for nonpayment that occurred during the period beginning on March 12, 2020 and ending 30 days after the end of the Governor’s COVID state of emergency declared by the Governor (the “Emergency Period”).
Please join attorneys Alyssa Davies and Brittany Rainey for a free webinar on what actions landlords must take when they want to deny a rental application.
ABOUT ALYSSA DAVIES
Alyssa Davies is an attorney in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Davies maintains a general civil practice where she handles a wide variety of litigation matters.
Ms. Davies has experience representing both individuals and large corporations in litigating complex business and civil disputes, representing clients in breach of contract, fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Her practice is also focused on the representation of landlords and property managers of residential and commercial real estate in Virginia. This representation includes all litigation associated with lease disputes, including failure to pay rent, damage to property, refusal to allow access, and tenant’s assertion actions.
ABOUT BRITTANY RAINEY
Brittany Rainey is a member of Offit Kurman’s Landlord Representation practice group. She represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including landlord-tenant claims, real estate disputes, and debtor/creditor litigation. Ms. Rainey assists clients throughout the litigation process, from pre-filing advice through settlement negotiations and trial. She devotes a substantial amount of her practice to the representation of commercial and residential landlords and property managers in litigation associated with unlawful detainers, tenant’s assertions, and breach of lease claims.
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