Condominium Act; allows elderly or disabled tenants in conversion units to assign purchase right. (HB2727)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Condominium Act; conversion condominiums; rights of elderly and persons with disabilities. Allows any tenant who is disabled or elderly to assign the exclusive right to purchase his unit to a government agency, housing authority, or certified nonprofit housing corporation, which shall then offer the tenant a lease at an affordable rent, in the case of a conversion condominium. The bill provides that the acquisition of such units by the governmental agency, housing authority, or certified nonprofit housing corporation shall not (i) exceed the greater of one unit or five percent of the total number of units in the condominium or (ii) impede the condominium conversion process. The bill defines affordable rent and certified nonprofit housing corporation. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074630299
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2007Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing (Suit)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2007Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read third time
02/19/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2007Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Placed on Calendar
02/21/2007Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2727ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 665 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)