Virginia law on landlord mold moves toward passage
February 9, 2015
Virginia state legislation initiated by Delegate Rob Krupicka
(D-45th) requiring landlords to promptly address issues of mold in rental
units won almost unanimous support in the Virginia House of Delegates, and
has been sent to the state Senate.
The measure requires landlords to “promptly remediate” mold
conditions, then re-inspect the dwelling unit to confirm there is no longer
any visible evidence of mold. The bill also requires the landlord to make
available to tenants copies of written information related to the
remediation of mold.
The measure, with several committee amendments, passed the
House of Delegates Feb. 4, 2015, on a 99-1 vote