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The Supreme Court of Virginia held that a deed’s legal description referring to a boundary road, includes title to the center line of the road, unless a contrary intent is shown. A description of the square footage of the property that excluded the area of the road did not show a contrary intent, because square footage is the least certain mode of describing land, which must yield to a description by boundaries and distances.
D.C. Court of Appeals holds that under pre-2017 law, a condominium association could not foreclose its lien subject to a first-position deed of trust, where part of the lien enjoyed super-priority, and the remainder being inferior to the deed of trust.
The Supreme Court of Virginia holds that Virginia law does not permit a court to modify a confessed judgment over the objection of the creditor, absent a trial.
The Court of Appeals of Maryland held that a foreign statutory trust, which merely served as a special purpose vehicle to own a mortgage loan, was not required to obtain a collection agency license prior to pursing foreclosure through its substitute trustees.
Supreme Court of Virginia clarifies the jurisdiction and power of the Commissioner of Accounts, explaining that “[a] commissioner’s authority to assist the circuit court with the settlement of estates is simply an extension of the circuit court’s subject matter jurisdiction to administer estates.”
Recording of Declaration in land records providing for utility assessments does not create a lien, but merely authorizes the creation of lien upon compliance with Maryland Contract Lien Act.