Extension of Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

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.

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