SB1400: Rebuttable presumption; proceedings to establish boundary lines of lands.

SENATE BILL NO. 1400
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled January 14, 2009
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 8.01-179.1, relating to a rebuttable presumption in establishing boundaries of land.
Patron-- Norment

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 8.01-179.1 as follows:

8.01-179.1. Rebuttable presumption in establishing boundaries of land.

In a proceeding under this article in which a plaintiff seeks to prove that he had a perfect legal title to the land in dispute by showing an unbroken chain of title to a common source of title, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that conveyances from the same grantor of separate, adjoining tracts of land constitute a common source of title.