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Code of Virginia
Title 55.1. Property and Conveyances [Effective October 1, 2019]
3/29/2020

Chapter 1. Creation and Limitation of EstatesRead Chapter

  • Article 1. Creation and Transfer of EstatesRead all
  • § 55.1-100
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Aliens may acquire, hold, and transmit real estate; when reciprocity required
    § 55.1-101
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When deed or will necessary to convey estate; no parol partition or gift valid
    § 55.1-102
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When gift of personal property invalid
    § 55.1-103
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Suicide or attainder of felony
    § 55.1-104
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Estates to lie in grant as well as in livery
    § 55.1-105
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Same estates may be created by deed as by will
    § 55.1-106
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Power of disposal in life tenant not to defeat remainder unless exercised; power of disposal held by fiduciary
    § 55.1-107
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Default or surrender of tenant for life not to prejudice remainderman
    § 55.1-108
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Conveyance of estate or interest in property by grantor to himself and another
    § 55.1-109
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Deed valid for grantor's right; operation of warranty
    § 55.1-110
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Conveyance, devise, or grant without words of limitation
    § 55.1-111
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Fee tail converted into fee simple
    § 55.1-112
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Estate of freehold to one with remainder to heirs, etc.; rule in Shelley's Case abolished
    § 55.1-113
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Doctrine of worthier title abolished
    § 55.1-114
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When contingent remainder not to fail
    § 55.1-115
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When remainders not defeated
    § 55.1-116
    (Effective October 1, 2019) in what conveyances possession transferred to the use
    § 55.1-117
    (Effective October 1, 2019) 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
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Deed of release effectual
    § 55.1-119
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When person not a party, etc., may take or sue under instrument
    § 55.1-120
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Informalities in deeds made by attorneys-in-fact
    § 55.1-121
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Time for objections to irregularities in advertising sales made by trustees
    § 55.1-122
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Recovery at death of life tenant of taxes paid on life estate
    § 55.1-123
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Removal of a cloud on title; nature of plaintiff's title
  • Article 2. Rule Against PerpetuitiesRead all
  • § 55.1-124
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities
    § 55.1-125
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When nonvested property interest or power of appointment created
    § 55.1-126
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Reformation
    § 55.1-127
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Exclusions from statutory rule against perpetuities
    § 55.1-128
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Prospective application
    § 55.1-129
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Uniformity of application and construction
    § 55.1-130
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Certain limitations construed
    § 55.1-131
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Employee trusts
    § 55.1-132
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Determination of "lives in being" for purpose of rule against perpetuities
    § 55.1-133
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Application of the rule against perpetuities to nondonative transfers
  • Article 3. Joint Ownership of Real or Personal PropertyRead all
  • § 55.1-134
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Survivorship between joint tenants abolished
    § 55.1-135
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Joint ownership in real and personal property
    § 55.1-136
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Tenants by the entirety in real and personal property; certain trusts
  • Article 4. Virginia Solar Easements ActRead all
  • § 55.1-137
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Creation of solar easements
    § 55.1-138
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Contents of solar easement agreements