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Legal Resources for Virginia Community Associations

We have created this Open Session page for board members, committee members, managers, and other community association leaders to easily access relevant community association resources. 

Vandeventer Black’s Core Team of Community Association Attorneys:

     Deborah M. Casey, CCAL®

      Kathleen Panagis, Esq.

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 W. Thomas Chappell, Esq.

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Virginia Common Interest Community Statutes

With the exception of property owners’ associations, common interest communities (CIC) in Virginia are created by statute.  Virginia recognizes four categories of CICs: (1) condominium associations, (2) property owners’ associations, (3) cooperatives, and (4) time shares. Each category of community is governed by a specific Chapter in Title 55.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act

Virginia Condominium Act

Virginia Real Estate Cooperative Act

Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act

The Virginia Code also contains laws that govern condominium associations, cooperatives, and property owners’ association managers.  Those laws are located in the Common Interest Communities Act at Va. Code § 54.1-2345, et seq. 

Virginia Common Interest Communities Act

If an association is incorporated as a Virginia nonstock corporation, the association will also be governed by the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act located in Va. Code § 13.1-801, et. seq.

Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act

Common Interest Community Regulations

The Virginia Administrative Code contains regulations, which are applicable to Common Interest Communities.  The regulations are made by the Common Interest Community Board and are located in Title 18 of the VAC.  

Condominium Regulations

Time-Share Regulations

CIC Manager Regulations

CICB Management Information Fund Regulations

CIC Ombudsman Regulations

Upcoming Vandeventer Black Presentations
VB University Series

CICB-Approved Courses Offered by Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP has been approved by the Virginia Common Interest Community Board (“CICB”) to teach

a. Fair Housing Laws for CIC Management (2 hour certification training); and

b. Laws and Regulations for CIC Management (2 hour certification training).

Sign up for our email list serve below so that you can learn when our CICB-approved trainings will be offered.  In addition, please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a training.

Upcoming Presentations Featuring Vandeventer Black Community Association Team Members

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Vandeventer Black’s Team of Attorneys Dedicated to Community Associations

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Anne G. Bibeau

Labor & Employment

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W. Thomas Chappell

Community Associations, Litigation, Appeals & Creditors' Rights

Jonathan V. Gallo

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

James R. Harvey

Construction & Litigation

Neil S. Lowenstein

Construction & Litigation

T. Duggan O'Dea

Business, Contracts & Regulatory

Kathleen W. Panagis

Community Associations

Jane D. Tucker

Foreclosure & Intellectual Property

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Disclaimer:  The information on this webpage is for general information and is not legal or tax advice.  Nor does any exchange of information associated with this webpage in any way establish an attorney-client relationship.