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Code > Virginia > Title 25.1. Eminent Domain > VA CODE § 25.1-313. Institution of condemnation proceedings

The authorized condemnor shall institute condemnation proceedings with respect to property described in a certificate any time after the recordation of the certificate, but within 60 days after the completion of the construction of the improvements upon the property described in the certificate, if (i) the authorized condemnor and the owner or owners of property taken or damaged by the authorized condemnor are unable to agree as to the compensation, if any, attributable to such taking or damage, or (ii) such agreement cannot be obtained because the owners or one or more of them are under a disability, are unknown or cannot with reasonable diligence be found within this Commonwealth.  However, this section shall not require the institution of condemnation proceedings if they have been instituted prior to the recordation of such certificate.