Deeds; affidavit by an attorney involved in transaction may be used in correcting errors. (HB280)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Correcting errors in deeds; affidavit.  Allows, in the event that a recorded deed or other instrument contains an obvious description error, the recordation of a corrective affidavit by an attorney, settlement agent, or title insurance company involved in the transaction that resulted in the recordation of the deed or other instrument needing correction. Obvious description errors include (i) errors transcribing courses and distances, (ii) errors incorporating previously recorded plat or deed references, (iii) errors incorporating tax map or other identification numbers, and (iv) omitted exhibits that supply property parcel descriptions. Before a corrective affidavit may be recorded, all parties to the deed or other instrument must be provided with a copy of the affidavit and such parties have 30 days to object in writing to the recordation of the corrective affidavit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100339D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Read first time
01/26/2012Read second time
01/26/2012Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB280E
01/26/2012Printed as engrossed 12100339D-E
01/27/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Reconsidered by Courts of Justice
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105518D-S1
02/27/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.