On Friday, August 7, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia responded to a request from Governor Northam for a statewide moratorium on evictions as COVID-19 cases continue to be reported in Virginia.

The court pointed to the ease with which COVID-19 spreads and the risks associated with traveling and being inside a courthouse.

Effective August 10, 2020 through September 7, 2020, the issuance of writs of eviction pursuant to unlawful detainer actions for nonpayment of rent are suspended and continued to allow the Governor’s administration to work with the General Assembly to develop a legislative package that will provide eviction relief and expand tenant assistance through the rent relief program.

The entire order is available here.

Virginia REALTORS® will continue monitoring this issue and providing the updates that impact your business. Additionally, you can find all the COVID-19 updates impacting REALTORS® on our COVID-19 Resources and Updates page