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HB340 Analysis

Thursday, May 7, 2020  
Posted by: Amanda Hamilton
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HB340 was introduced this year by Delegate Marcia Price to create a stay of evictions and foreclosures in situations where an individual’s ability to meet their financial obligations for rent or for mortgage were adversely impacted by closure of the United States Government. As this legislation was not signed by the Governor prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s office returned to the legislature an amendment to HB340 extending HB340’s coverage to individuals whose ability to meet their financial obligations for rent and mortgage were adversely “affected by” Virginia’s declaration of a COVID-19 State of Emergency. This document will seek to provide an analysis of various elements of the legislation and answer questions related to the applicability of HB340 and COVID-19 with regard unlawful detainer actions.

 

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