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  • 3 Ways to Divide Jointly Owned Property
    3 Ways to Divide Jointly Owned Property

    When multiple parties jointly own real property, disagreements often arise with respect to the sale and division of their interests. Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-83 provides three possible solutions: a ...

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  • How Recent Changes to the VRLTA (and the Common Law) Affects Landlords and Tenants
    How Recent Changes to the VRLTA (and the Common Law) Affects Landlords and Tenants

    Every Virginia landlord or tenant should be aware of the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA). The VRLTA’s passage and amendments have comprehensively reformed Virginia landlord tenant ...

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  • The Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act & Residential Sales Contracts
    The Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act & Residential Sales Contracts

    Many families in Northern Virginia choose to live in neighborhoods governed by Homeowners Associations (“HOAs”) because of the related amenities, which can include gated access and the use of ...

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  • 5 Ways to Identify Narcissistic Neighbors and Other High-Conflict Neighbors
    5 Ways to Identify Narcissistic Neighbors and Other High-Conflict Neighbors

    Over time, as a litigation attorney who regularly deals with high-conflict situations in divorce , real estate , and even business transactions , I’ve had to learn a lot about these high-conflict ...

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  • Four Ways to Cancel an NVAR Contract
    Four Ways to Cancel an NVAR Contract

    Solidly written residential real estate contracts, like any other legal agreements, should contractually bind all parties to the terms set forth in them. However, there are some “escape” clauses in ...

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  • Why You Need an Attorney Buying or Selling a Home
    Why You Need an Attorney Buying or Selling a Home

    Rule 6 of the Virginia State Bar of Professional Guidelines governs the real estate practice and allows nonlawyers to perform real estate services. However, they are prohibited from and unqualified to ...

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