Archive for March, 2010

HB 1063: BZAs No Longer Defendants on Appeal

The “long overdue award” for the 2010 General Assembly session goes to HB 1063, which finally provides that a board of zoning appeals will not be a party on appeal of its decisions to circuit court. Interestingly, the long-standing requirement to name the BZA was not statutory, but based upon the determination in a Virginia […]


HB 1250, Vested Rights and a New Private SAGA

Did you feel it? HB 1250 has been approved by the Virginia General Assembly. And with it, a major shift has occurred in the law of vested rights. Vested rights is a legal principle arising from common law under which a developer can acquire the property right to develop a specific project despite a change […]