This legislative session felt like the Annapolis that we all knew before the pandemic with in-person hearings, folks roaming the halls and students visiting the state house for class trips. Excitement was in the air with the inauguration of a new Governor and the beginning of a new term for the legislature. The live streaming is now here to stay for all floor sessions, committee hearings, subcommittee sessions, and voting sessions.
In contrast to last year, the 2023 legislative session was extremely active, with the General Assembly passing a number of significant bills that affect Common Interest Communities. The legislation addressed in this newsletter will take effect on July 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted below.
Recently, the DC Council adopted amendments to the DC Condominium Act to revise the construction defect warranty provisions, along with the process for filing claims against the warranty bond required to be posted with the District of Columbia’s government to secure a condominium declarant’s warranty obligations. Attorneys from Rees Broome were instrumental in the drafting and negotiating of the final version of the related Bill. The Bill has been
If you are not already aware of the case of Ashly Alexander, et. al. v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, 23 F.4th 370 (4th Cir. 2022), issued by the U.S.
Winta Mengisteab, Shareholder, has been inducted into the Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 Influential Women of Law awards program.
After holding a public hearing in February, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the County Code at its meeting on March 22, 2022, that will require property owners to prevent running bamboo from spreading onto another’s property and to take steps to eradicate the bamboo if it encroaches onto another owner’s property. This new law authorizes the County to impose civil penalties ranging from $50.00 to $200.00 per day for violations.