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Code of Virginia
Title 55. Property and Conveyances
Chapter 5. Fraudulent and Voluntary Conveyances, Bulk and Conditional Sales, Etc.; Writings Necessary to Be Recorded
5/25/2019

§ 55-95. Certain recorded contracts as valid as deeds.

Any such contract or bill of sale as is mentioned in § 11-1, if in writing and signed by the owner of the property, shall, from the time it is duly admitted to record, be, as against creditors and purchasers, as valid, so far as it affects real estate, as if the contract were a deed conveying the estate or interest embraced in the contract, and so far as it affects goods and chattels, as if possession had completely passed at the time of such admission to record; provided, that as to goods whose possession is retained by a merchant-seller the provisions of subsection (2) of § 8.2-402 of the Uniform Commercial Code shall be controlling; and provided further, that if any such contract or bill of sale as is mentioned in § 11-1 creates a security interest as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code, its validity and enforceability shall be governed by the provisions of that Code.

Code 1919, § 5193; 1964, c. 314; 1966, c. 399.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.