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Senate approves enhanced HOA powers (access required)

Despite arguments that the state will be rewriting private contracts affecting property rights, the Virginia Senate has approved giving all community associations the right to levy fines on homeowners who violate community rules. A similar measure already cleared the House ...

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Assembly bill would revamp HOA enforcement powers and procedures (access required)


An effort to bring peace to the battlefield of community associations and rebellious homeowners sparked its own skirmish as it advanced at the General Assembly. While critics warn of association leaders abusing new-found power, other lawmakers and representatives of community ...

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Mediation centers sell cost savings (access required)

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Court mediation programs may get a closer look if the General Assembly funds current budget requests from a coalition of dispute resolution providers. With an eye toward documenting cost savings for the court system, the Virginia Association for Community Conflict ...

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No prosecutors left in General Assembly (access required)

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As the 2014 General Assembly convenes today for a two-month session, there will not be a single prosecutor among the 40 senators and 100 delegates. It’s the “end of an era,” in the words of one former prosecutor-legislator. For several ...

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