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The DC Code: § 42-3404.31 District's opportunity to purchase certain housing accommodations.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
Before an owner of a housing accommodation may sell a housing accommodation comprised of 5 or more units, the owner shall provide to the Mayor, on behalf of the District, and the Mayor shall have, an opportunity to purchase the housing accommodation in the same manner, except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, as the opportunity to purchase is provided to a tenant under subchapter IV of this chapter.
The Mayor may assign the opportunity to purchase pursuant to § 42- 3404.36.
The Mayor shall have the same remedies and rights to enforce owner compliance with this chapter as a tenant or tenant organization would have against an owner for violation of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 17-286, the "District's Opportunity to Purchase Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-631 which was referred to the Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 1, 2008, and October 7, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 27, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-552 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-286 became effective on December 24, 2008. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Rulemaking Authority under the District's Opportunity to Purchase Amendment Act of 2008, see Mayor's Order 2010-157, October 8, 2010 (57 DCR 9556). DC CODE § 42-3404.31 Current through December 11, 2012


(Sept. 10, 1980, D.C. Law 3-86, § 431, as added Dec. 24, 2008, D.C. Law 17-286, § 2, 55 DCR 11989.)