Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; increases charge for rules violations. (HB297)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Condominium Act and Property Owners' Association Act; charges for rules violations.  Increases from $50 to $100 the charge that may be assessed by an association for a rules violation for a single offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100939D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends no action
02/14/2012Left in General Laws


A Homeowner writes:

Delegate Scott:

In this time of economic difficulty do you think it is humane to raise the fines on homeowners who may already be struggling? Is it necessary to burden our citizens with additional extra-governmental taxes such as this? Isn't $50 enough to encourage compliance? In the event of non-compliance codos and homeowners already have the power to collect from homeowners attorneys fees in addition to the accrued fines. This bill is overkill.

A Homeowner

An HOA Board member writes:

This is a long overdue and much needed increase to enforce rules. It would be a maximum, not a fixed amount, and give Boards more leeway and power on behalf of the members who comply.

Fred H. writes:

it is a very bad idea to fine a citizen living in his own home. it is mini-government at it's worst. if you think Americans are angry now, keep passing bills like this and you will have a revolution.

Doug R writes:

This will help wiht traffice fine for speeding within inside HOA's. The current $50 is not a deterrent.