This Public Information Pamphlet from the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section Common Interest Community Committee is offered as a public service to answer certain basic questions about resale disclosure in Virginia common interest community associations and provide general guidance about important portions of a resale disclosure document that should be given careful attention.
On August 11, 2017, the Common Interest Community Board convened a special meeting to consider revisions to the Property Owners’ Association Disclosure Packet Notice (the CICB initially adopted revisions to the Notice at their June 8 meeting) after concerns were raised about language related to a purchaser’s right to rescind a sale contact.
The newly revised notice is available on the Common Interest Community Board website at http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/CIC-Board/.
March 2, 2017 (Reprinted from Vandeventer Black’s Community Association Newsletter)
This past Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die and will not reconvene again until the “veto” session is scheduled for April 5, 2017.
In all, 2,959 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2017 session and 242 bills were carried over from the 2016 session. Of the bills considered, 1,773 were passed by both the Senate and the House of Delegates and forwarded to the Governor for signature. A total of 1,428 bills failed. The Governor has already vetoed seven bills and more may still veto more over the next few weeks.
Although some would classify this year’s session, a session immediately following to a Presidential election and immediately prior to a statewide election, as “uneventful,” Vandeventer Black attorneys tracked almost 80 bills affecting community associations during the 2017 session.
Of those 80 bills, we more closely monitored 28 bills directly affecting community associations. But, all in all, there are few significant changes affecting Virginia community associations, as described below: Continue reading Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die
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The full opinion and more info available after the jump.
HEATHER GRAHAM v. COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (Record Number 161066)
From The Circuit Court of Fairfax County
Date Granted: 11-03-2016