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Landowner Sued for Conservation Easement Violations

by | Oct 5, 2021 | Conservation Easements | 0 comments

The Virginia State Attorney General has filed a suit against a landowner who allegedly constructed a home that was larger than the 3,000 square feet allowed under the terms of the conservation easement on the property.  The Attorney General brought the suit on behalf of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which holds the easement.  The VOF has no information on their website about the case filed on their behalf, and the Attorney General’s notice provides very few details about the case, other than to allege that the one house authorized to be built under the terms of the easement “greatly exceeded” the 3,000 square foot limit.

Do you really own the property if you do not control the use of the property? 

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