This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Property Damage-Real Property.For more information on Property Damage see the pages on Wikipedia.
1969 Roberts v. Yancey, 209 Va. 537, 165 S.E.2d 399.
Landlord entitled to damages to his building resulting from improper removal of fixtures.
1967 Horner v. Ahern, 207 Va. 860, 153 S.E.2d 216.
Activity of termites and damage caused by them is matter requiring opinion of experts.
1950 Mann v. Clowser, 190 Va. 887, 59 S.E.2d 78.
Two rules for damages: (1) If defect is remediable and does not involve economic waste, then damages will be reasonable cost of construction and completion; (2) if defect is not remediable or would involve economic waste, then damages are difference between structure completed and defective structure.
1944 Douthat v. Chesapeake & O. Ry., 182 Va. 811, 30 S.E.2d 578.
Proper measure of damages for permanent injury to real property is diminution in fair market value.