Posts tagged Real Property
Lease Contracts: Development, VRLTA 2018 Changes, and Lease Reviews

In 1974, the Virginia legislature established the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (“VRLTA”), which can now be found at §§ 55-248.2 et. seq. Among its purposes, the VRLTA aims “to simplify, clarify, modernize and revise the law governing the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants; to encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of housing; and to establish a single body of law relating to landlord and tenant relations throughout the Commonwealth.” This act has undergone numerous revisions with significant amendment this year alone.

Notable changes to the VRLTA which took effect this year include…

Read More
Lis Pendens: Safeguarding Rights in Property under Litigation

A lis pendens, also called a notice of lis pendens or notice of pendency, is a legal tool in Virginia and many other states that can be a powerful device in the right circumstances. Essentially, a lis pendens is a public notice that a suit concerning title to property is pending. This article serves as a summary of lis pendens as it is used in Virginia.

Read More