RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court has granted a request from Gov. Ralph Northam to suspend judicial proceedings related to evictions for tenants who can’t pay rent.
The court ruled 4-3 on Friday to grant a moratorium on evictions through Sept. 7 as the state grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
That will give the General Assembly and governor time to pass a rent relief package in a special session that is set to start later this month.
The high court instituted a moratorium in March, but allowed it to expire earlier this summer. Northam requested another statewide moratorium in late July.
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