The Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia is authorized to provide written opinions on Virginia law at the request of certain government officials. These opinions represent the Attorney General’s analysis of the law based on their thorough research of applicable authority, including the Code of Virginia, the Virginia and United States constitution, and relevant case law. Importantly, Attorney General opinions are not considered to be the law and they are not binding on any court in Virginia, though they may be persuasive.
Over time, the Virginia Attorney General has issued a number of official opinions regarding laws that affect common interest communities, such as condominium unit owners, homeowners’, and property owners’ associations. Below is a list of those opinions using a chart identifying the topic/law at issue in the opinion, briefly summarizing the Attorney General’s opinion, and providing a link to the opinion
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