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  • Know What You are Getting: Warranties & Covenants in Virginia Deeds
    Know What You are Getting: Warranties & Covenants in Virginia Deeds

    A Grantor can provide a Grantee with varying degrees of assurances regarding the ability of third parties to make a claim of ownership with respect to the subject property. These assurances, or the ...

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  • Deeds 101: The Basics of Deeds Under Virginia Law
    Deeds 101: The Basics of Deeds Under Virginia Law

    Under Virginia law, a deed is a written document that shows an intent to convey real property. There is no specific form that a deed must take, but Va. Code Ann. § 55.1-300 provides an example ...

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  • Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability
    Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability

    So, you’re a landlord? Can you, therefore, fully control your tenant and subject the tenant to your whims regarding the maintenance of the rental property? Not exactly. Even though the tenant has ...

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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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