This article reviews some of the more significant cases and legislation affecting Virginia property law over the past year. The Virginia Supreme Court revisited a wide range of issues, including the level of visibility to which an adverse use must rise to establish title by adverse possession. The court also revisited the steps that a mechanic's lienor must take in order to protect his or her lien. Additionally, the court also explored some new issues, such as the applicability of the rule against perpetuities to a purchase option contained in a lease.
Charles H. Rothenberg, Gina M. Burgin & L. C. Long Jr.,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Property Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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