Fun Fact Friday: Hotel Liability

Memorial Day has come and gone. School is winding down, summer is ramping up, and vacation season is in full swing!

Virginia law limits hotel liability for guests' property. A hotel must take "reasonable precautions" to protect persons and property; however, Virginia Code Section 35.1-28 provides that "No hotel shall be held liable in a sum greater than $300 for the loss of any wearing apparel, baggage, or other property not hereinafter mentioned belonging to a guest when such loss takes place from the room or rooms occupied by the guest."

Further, a hotel is not obligated to receive for deposit its office any property exceeding a total value of $500 from any one guest.

So when traveling this summer, be safe, have fun, and keep your valuables at home!

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