Virginia Defective Drywall Disclosure

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Virginia law requires Landlords to provide Tenants with a written Drywall Disclosure if the Landlord has actual knowledge that a rental unit has Defective Drywall.

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Defective Drywall Requirements in Virginia

The Code of Virginia § 55.1-1218 requires Landlords with actual knowledge that a property contains defective drywall to provide Tenants with a written disclosure stating that the drywall is defective before entering into a Lease Agreement.

Defective Drywall is defined in Virginia Code § 36-156.1 as:

  • Drywall or similar building material composed of dried gypsum-based plaster that (i) contains elemental sulfur exceeding 10 parts per million as has been found in some drywall manufactured in the People's Republic of China and imported into the United States between 2004 and 2007 and, when exposed to heat, humidity, or both, releases elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide gas into the air or (ii) has been designated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as a product with a product defect that constitutes a substantial product hazard within the meaning of § 15 (a)(2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. § 2064 (a)(2)).

Landlords with this knowledge must disclose the Defective Drywall to Tenants before entering into a Lease Agreement.

Use this Defective Drywall Disclosure as an Addendum to your Virginia Lease Agreement to comply with this requirement.

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