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Virginia Memorandum of Lis Pendens

To provide constructive notice of a pending lawsuit a Memorandum of Lis Pendens is filed when the claim brought forth (seeks to establish an interest by the filing party in the real property described in the memorandum.) Generally speaking a Memorandum becomes effective when recorded in the County or City, Circuit Court where the property is located. ( 8.01-268. (B))

The Memorandum of Lis Pendens shall contain:

(the title of the cause or attachment

the general object thereof

the court wherein it is pending

the amount of the claim asserted by the plaintiff

a description of the property

the name of the person whose estate is intended to be affected thereby,

and in an action to enforce a zoning ordinance a description of the alleged violation, shall be admitted to record in the clerk's office of the circuit court of the county or the city wherein the property is located;)( 8.01-268. (A))

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Virginia Memorandum of Lis Pendens Form