Posted by: Patricia Salkin | September 8, 2015

VA Legislature Changes Test for Variances Relaxing Standards

Effective July 1, 2015, Chapter 597 of the VA Laws of 2015 relaxes the standards for obtaining a variance in the Commonwealth.  The former “undue” and “demonstrable hardship” test has been eliminated.

For a copy of the new law see: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+ful+CHAP0597

For a more detailed analysis of the new law see:  http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/2015/05/articles/land-usezoning/virginia-land-usezoning/relaxed-variance-standards-in-virginia-soon-to-go-into-effect


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