D.C.'s "Post-Condominium" Era?

Has the District of Columbia’s real estate market entered a “post-condominium” era? Could be, according to testimony at the D.C. Council’s December 2015 hearing on proposed legislation to strengthen the rights of condominium owners vis-a-vis Condominium Boards (“The Condominium Owners Bill of Rights Amendment Act of 2015,” 2015 Bill Text DC 443). Although the condo form of home ownership was originally intended to expand affordable housing options in D.C., the drive for profit-taking through the mechanism of non-judicial foreclosure of condo liens has created opportunities for abuse. So much so that, at the December 2015 hearing, a D.C. Council Member emphasized that one of the Council’s purposes for the hearing was to determine WHETHER THE CONDOMINIUM FORM OF HOME OWNERSHIP REMAINED A VIABLE ONE FOR THE DISTRICT ...

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Move-In And Move-Out Fees: Are They Legal?

The Condo Association generally has broad authority to regulate the internal affairs of the condominium, but such power is not without limit. Move-in and move-out fees are assessments against individual unit owners, and, as such, are over and above the condo fees paid by unit owners each month according to their pro rata share of the condominium's expenses.

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