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Protection from condo conversions overview

In order to reduce the stress and cost of displacement caused by condominium conversions or sales of rental buildings, some jurisdictions provide tenants with protections in the event that their landlord seeks to convert or sell.

Protections can include requiring approval of a majority of residents for a conversion; providing for a long notice period before a conversion or sale; giving tenants (or the jurisdiction itself) a right to purchase units before they can be offered to outside buyers; relocation assistance paid by the landlord for tenants forced to move because of a conversion; and/or giving tenants a right to remain as a renter or renew a tenancy following a sale.

Additional Resources

Administering agencies

Local legislatures, possibly with approval from the state

Policy objectives

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