Reverter clause requiring property to be used for church purposes not an invalid restraint on alienation

The Virginia Court held that a future interest requiring forfeiture of title if property was not used to church purposes was a valid possibility of reverter, and was not an invalid or unreasonable restraint on alienation of land. Canova Land & Inv. Co. v. Lynn, 856 S.E.2d 581 (Va. 2021). The court said that a liberal interpretation should be granted to deeds involving land granted for charitable purposes because limiting property to charitable uses is consistent with public policy.