• Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman

    2015 Legislation Affecting Community Associations

    The 2015 General Assembly enacted legislation sometimes referred to as a Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. Senate Bill 1008 does not establish new law or “rights,” but instead consolidates privileges already spelled out in the Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts, to make them easier to locate in one place in each statute. 

    It is important to keep in mind when reading these Statements of Owner Rights that the association’s own governing documents and other applicable state laws may take precedence in a particular circumstance, and that all owner privileges are reserved to members in “good standing.” 

    • § 55-79.72:3 | Condominium Act Statement of Unit Owner Rights 
    • § 55-509.3:2 | Property Owners’ Association Act Statement of Lot Owner Rights

    General Assembly Session Summaries*

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