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Chapter 1. Creation and Limitation of EstatesRead Chapter

  • Article 1. Creation and Transfer of EstatesRead all
  • § 55.1-100
    Aliens may acquire, hold, and transmit real estate; when reciprocity required
    § 55.1-101
    When deed or will necessary to convey estate; no parol partition or gift valid
    § 55.1-102
    When gift of personal property invalid
    § 55.1-103
    Suicide or attainder of felony
    § 55.1-104
    Estates to lie in grant as well as in livery
    § 55.1-105
    Same estates may be created by deed as by will
    § 55.1-106
    Power of disposal in life tenant not to defeat remainder unless exercised; power of disposal held by fiduciary
    § 55.1-107
    Default or surrender of tenant for life not to prejudice remainderman
    § 55.1-108
    Conveyance of estate or interest in property by grantor to himself and another
    § 55.1-109
    Deed valid for grantor's right; operation of warranty
    § 55.1-110
    Conveyance, devise, or grant without words of limitation
    § 55.1-111
    Fee tail converted into fee simple
    § 55.1-112
    Estate of freehold to one with remainder to heirs, etc.; rule in Shelley's Case abolished
    § 55.1-113
    Doctrine of worthier title abolished
    § 55.1-114
    When contingent remainder not to fail
    § 55.1-115
    When remainders not defeated
    § 55.1-116
    In what conveyances possession transferred to the use
    § 55.1-117
    Land trusts not to fail because no beneficiaries are specified by name and no duties laid on trustee; when interest of beneficiaries deemed personal property; liens
    § 55.1-118
    Deed of release effectual
    § 55.1-119
    When person not a party, etc., may take or sue under instrument
    § 55.1-120
    Informalities in deeds made by attorneys-in-fact
    § 55.1-121
    Time for objections to irregularities in advertising sales made by trustees
    § 55.1-122
    Recovery at death of life tenant of taxes paid on life estate
    § 55.1-123
    Removal of a cloud on title; nature of plaintiff's title
  • Article 3. Joint Ownership of Real or Personal PropertyRead all
  • § 55.1-134
    Survivorship between joint tenants abolished
    § 55.1-135
    Joint ownership in real and personal property
    § 55.1-136
    Tenants by the entirety in real and personal property; certain trusts