Virginia Supreme Court says no evictions for renters through Sept. 7

Virginia Supreme Court says no evictions for renters through Sept. 7
The Virginia Supreme Court renewed Governor Northam’s statewide eviction moratorium through Sept. 7 on Friday.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Supreme Court extended Governor Northam’s statewide eviction moratorium into September on Friday.

The court was divided in the decision, voting 4-to-3 to continue to ban on evictions from next Monday through Sept. 7 due to the pandemic.

The ruling means nobody can be forced from their homes for non-payment of rent for at least the next month.

A moratorium on evictions was first instituted in March, but it expired earlier in the summer.

Governor Northam requested an extension in July, and he wants state lawmakers to pursue legislation related to evictions during the special session on Aug. 18.

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