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Code of Virginia
Title 55.1. Property and Conveyances
Chapter 23.1. Resale Disclosure Act

§ 55.1-2314. Failure to provide resale certificate; no waiver.

A. If an association, the association's managing agent, or any third party preparing a resale certificate fails to comply with § 55.1-2310 or 55.1-2311, the purchaser shall not be required to pay any delinquent assessments or remedy any violation of the governing documents or rules and regulations existing as of the date of the resale certificate or updated resale certificate. The association may only enforce a violation incurred by a previous owner against a purchaser if (i) such violation has been properly noted in the resale certificate or updated resale certificate or (ii) the seller failed to provide the resale certificate to the purchaser as required by § 55.1-2309.

B. The purchaser shall abide by the governing documents and rules and regulations as to all matters arising after acquiring the unit regardless of whether such purchaser received a resale certificate.

C. The preparer of the resale certificate or updated resale certificate shall be liable to the seller in an amount equal to the actual damages sustained by the seller in an amount not to exceed $1,000.

D. The Common Interest Community Board may assess a monetary penalty for failure to deliver the resale certificate or updated resale certificate as required against any (i) association pursuant to § 54.1-2351 or (ii) common interest community manager pursuant to § 54.1-2349 and regulations promulgated thereto, and may issue a cease and desist order pursuant to § 54.1-2349 or 54.1-2352.

2023, cc. 387, 388.

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