When first told that property is or may be the subject of an illegal subdivision, those who are unfamiliar with the concept of illegal subdivision – especially residential buyers and sellers – may become quite concerned. I have found that the best way to introduce the concept is to acknowledge the shock effect of the … Continue reading Illegal Subdivisions and Title Insurance Coverage
The summaries below were drafted by the Virginia Division of Legislative Services. From the thousands of bills which were introduced during the 2022 session, these summaries include only bills which have been signed into law by the Governor and have been found by this author to be relevant to the VLTA membership. This selection process … Continue reading NEW LAWS July 1, 2022
As the 2022 General Assembly Session comes to an end, we are happy to announce that the Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee of VLTA has played a vital role in our voices as a title industry being heard this session on a number of issues. In Senate Bill 311 (and House Bill 281), the initial … Continue reading General Assembly Wrap-Up
The November 2, 2021, Virginia elections resulted in a sweeping upset, with Republicans capturing all three statewide offices and the House of Delegates majority, ending Democratic unified control of state government. Virginia’s “off-off year” statewide and legislative elections feature the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and 100 seats in the House of Delegates on the … Continue reading 2021 VIRGINIA ELECTION RECAP
VLTA President, Julie Ann Rutledge, formed the 2021 VLTA Presidents’ Building Bridges Taskforce (BBT) to develop cooperative relations between the VLTA Association and other industry related Associations. Past VLTA President, Kevin T. Pogoda, has been appointed Chairman of this Taskforce. The immediate assignment for the taskforce is to Build Bridges with the Virginia Association of … Continue reading BUILDING BRIDGES
After the tumultuous start to last year’s General Assembly session, when the Republican supermajority in the House of Delegates was reduced to 51 out of 100 seats with the results of a “blue wave” that brought fifteen new Democratic Delegates and a new Democratic Governor and Lt. Governor in the 2017 state elections, we expected … Continue reading Virginia Legislative Update
On January 24, 2019 the VLTA will be holding our annual Lobby Day. VLTA Lobby Day connects the Virginia title insurance community with their Virginia legislators. Representatives enjoy speaking with their constituents on whom they can rely for information on proposed legislation. When you register with your home address, we identify participants' Senators and Delegates, … Continue reading VLTA Lobby Day – TODAY!
What is Lobby Day? VLTA Lobby Day connects the Virginia title insurance community with Virginia legislators. Representatives enjoy speaking with constituent resources on whom they can rely for information on proposed legislation. We identify participants’ Senators and Delegates, and set up 10-15 minute appointments to discuss relevant issues with those representatives. Worried you don't have … Continue reading Don’t forget – Register for VLTA’s 2019 Lobby Day!
The elections held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 resulted in record voter turnout numbers in many states, including Virginia. Registrars in one Virginia Congressional district compared this year’s turnout to a presidential election turnout. Voters came out in high numbers on both sides, which resulted in several nail-biting races in Virginia and throughout the country. Senate … Continue reading 2018 Elections Recap