Common Interest Community Board; clarification for complaints. (HB191)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Common Interest Communities Board clarification for complaints. Specifies that each Association shall establish a procedure for resolution of complaints and must adhere to the created procedure. This bill was recommended by the Virginia Housing Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103165D
01/07/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB191)
02/01/2010Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/03/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2010Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Read first time
02/10/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/11/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB191ER)
02/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB191ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 59 (effective 7/1/10)
03/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB270.


Arshad Javed writes:

I installed a six feet vinyl privacy fence at the back yard of my house. The fence was approved by the Prince William County building office, VA. But Port Potomac Home Owners Association did not allow this fence. They wanted not fence more than 4 feet and should not be of vinyl. The county had no objection and we have approval. Due to HOA's rigid attitude, we had to remove the fence and all vinyl panels on which I spent a lot of money are lying in my home garrage. Would you kindly advise the HOA of Port Potomac to allow six feet privacy wall and vinyl panels as per PWC regulations. Thanks for your necessary action.

David Platt writes:

Arshad Javed

Having lived in HOAs for many years and having been on the Board of Directors of condos and HOAs for many years, you will end up being out of luck.

Prince William County can approve you fence but that doesn't mean you can put up the fence the county approved. You are still subject to the architectural requirements of the HOA and they can be much more restrictive than the County's and that's just the way it is. When you purchased your unit you agreed to the By-Laws and Declaration of Covenants of the HOA. Even if you don't like them and the County would allow you do something different, you are still restricted. As long as the HOA's documents are legally recording and not invalidated by federal or state law, you are subject to those restrictions placed by the HOA.

Bart Justdeman writes:

Double Ditto on what David Platt said!!! Sorry.