Both the Virginia Supreme Court and the General Assembly addressed important issues affecting property law in Virginia over the past year. For instance, the Virginia Supreme Court considered for the first time the extent to which dominant estate owners could improve rights of way benefiting their property. The General Assembly has gone a long way toward vitiating the long held caveat emptor rule predominant in Virginia by adopting a residential sales disclosure statute. These and other important cases and statutes are discussed below.
Charles H. Rothenberg,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Property Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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