Condominium Act and Property Owners' Association Act; allowable fees, etc. (HB900)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Condominium Act and Property Owners' Association Act; allowable fees. Provides that nothing in either Act shall be construed to authorize an association or common interest community manager to charge an inspection fee for a unit or lot unless specifically authorized, nor may an additional fee be charged for access to the association's or common interest community manager's website. The bill provides that if a resale certificate or disclosure packet is provided in electronic format, a total fee not to exceed $125 is authorized for one electronic copy to each of the following named in the request: the seller, the seller's authorized agent, the purchaser, the purchaser's authorized agent, and not more than one other person designated by the requestor. The bill also provides that if the association or common interest community manager fails to submit its invoices for allowable costs and fees at settlement, and settlement occurs, such costs and fees cannot be collected from the purchaser after settlement. Amends § 55-509.3, § 55-509.4, § 55-509.6, § 55-79.97, § 55-79.97:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103311D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB900)
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/16/2014Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Read first time
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB900E
01/21/2014Printed as engrossed 14103311D-E
01/22/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB900E)
02/17/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Enrolled
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB900ER)
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB900ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 216 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0216)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Comments

HOA Homeowner writes:

This is a good Bill.

HOA abuses, including phoney "charges" for everything they can think of, need to be reined in.

Thanks, delegate Peace. Keep up the good work.

HOA Corporation Member writes:

Thank you Delegate Peace. We need more legislators like you who are willing to place limits on Management Companies and HOA lawyers who might attempt to rack up unnecessary fees at the expense of citizens living in HOA corporations.

Rebecca, PCAM of Sunnybrook Farm HOA writes:

Jeepers, Delegate Peace!

How are HOA Management Companies supposed to make any money if we can't make up new types of "fees" or "charges" and make the homeowners pay for them?

Pretty soon, all we'll get paid for is picking up the trash, plowing the snow, running the pools, cutting the grass, collecting the assessments, running the HOA office, and making the common areas look nice. IT TAKES WORK TO DO THAT -- but does that mean the only thing we get paid for is WORK?! Where's the rest of our money supposed to come from?

Why don't you do something to help out the Community Association Managers of Virginia, and pass a Bill that requires all homeowners to have a GOOD ATTITDE? And that permits us to fine 'em and nonjudicially foreclose to collect the fine!

Now THAT would be a good BIll.

Rebecca
PCAM of Sunnybrook Farm HOA

Bob writes:

Way to go Delegate Peace! I applaud you for this bill. Property Management Companies and HOA attorneys lurk like vultures eagerly awaiting any and all opportunities to rake in more $$ by concocting myriad zany and unfair fines and socking it to homeowners.
Thank you very much and please keep up the good work!