Foreclosure & Alternatives Law

What Public Notice Requirements are There for a Real Estate Foreclosure in Virginia?

All property foreclosures in Virginia must be publicized with a Notice of Sale that is published for at least three days. Additional public notice requirements may be expressly set forth by a power of sale clause in property loan documents in a non judicial foreclosure or by the court in a judicial foreclosure. However, in the absence of any specific requirements in the loan documents or set by the court, the lender must also publish the Notice of Sale weekly for four consecutive weeks. If the property is in or near a city that has a daily newspaper then 5 consecutive daily publications may be substituted for the four consecutive weekly publication requirements.    The sale must occur between 8 -30 days from the date of the last publication.