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  • How Does Equitable Distribution Work in Virginia Divorce Cases?
    How Does Equitable Distribution Work in Virginia Divorce Cases?

    In Virginia , Equitable Distribution , sometimes referred to as “ED”, is the process by which Virginia judges will classify and distribute property owned by the parties in a divorce. This is an ...

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  • Mold in Virginia Rental Housing Units: Rights and Responsibilities
    Mold in Virginia Rental Housing Units: Rights and Responsibilities

    Allegations that mold is present in rental housing units can easily become a point of contention between a landlord and tenant. The General Assembly attempted to clarify the rights and ...

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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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