Town Hall Notes Blog


The Town Hall Notes blog is brought to you by NVAR's Government Affairs department.
Check back often to keep up with latest on real estate issues and legislative actions.

  • rent relief
    January 08, 2021

    Virginia Approves Protection, Relief for Tenants and Landlords Into 2021

    With his signature of the revised state budget in November, Governor Ralph Northam directed additional funding to the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) and imposed modified restrictions on the eviction of tenants due to non-payment of rent for 2021.
  • traffic
    June 23, 2020

    Grantor's Tax Increase Effective July 1, 2020

    Effective July 1, the grantors tax in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will increase.
  • vote
    May 01, 2020

    Election Date Changed

    Considering the possibility of exposure at voting locations and the fact that no one should have to choose between their health and safety and their right to vote, Governor Northam has approved Executive Order 59 to postpone the regularly scheduled May Town and City elections.
  • wooden green house on green background
    April 21, 2020

    Localities Need to Hear from You on Accessory Dwelling Units

    Both Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria have released survey’s to receive community feedback as they seek to update and develop policies on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
  • state capital
    April 08, 2020

    Town Hall Notes: April 3, 2020

    Your NVAR government affairs team continues to work tirelessly to ensure your business is protected during the pandemic.
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    April 03, 2020

    Realtor® Legislative Agenda Successful, Awaiting Governor’s Action

    The Virginia General Assembly adjourned an historic 2020 session in March just before the first executive orders relating to the Covid-19 outbreak. Governor Northam (D) has until April 11 to sign, amend or veto legislation ahead of the scheduled April 22 reconvened session.
  • census 2020 2
    February 13, 2020

    2020 Census

    This year the census will take place beginning in mid-March. The census survey can be completed by phone, by mail, and online at from mid-March until June 30, 2020.
  • state capital
    February 13, 2020

    Crossover Report: Realtor® Bills Approved Unanimously

    “Crossover,” in the Virginia General Assembly session happens when each chamber (House of Delegates and Senate) finishes their review, debate and approval of their own bills and budget items.