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Va. holds deed's description of property based upon boundary road includes title to the center line.

Va. holds deed's description of property based upon boundary road includes title to the center line.

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. holds Foreclosure of Super-Priority Condo Lien Extinguishes First Mortgage

D.C. holds Foreclosure of Super-Priority Condo Lien Extinguishes First Mortgage

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. 

Md. Holds Collection Agency License Not Required for Foreclosing Creditor

Md. Holds  Collection Agency License Not Required for Foreclosing Creditor

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.