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Condo and Co-op Conversion and Sales

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The Rental Conversion and Sale Division (CASD) administers the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980, as amended (D.C. Law 3-86) (the Conversion Act) and the Condominium Act of 1976 Technical and Clarifying Amendment Act, as amended (D.C. Law 9-82) (the Condominium Act).

Through the Conversion Act, District tenants have the following:

  • Opportunity to purchase rights
  • Tenant first rights of refusal
  • Receipt of offer of sale notices
  • Notices of transfer and the conversion of property to cooperatives or condominiums

The Condominium Act regulates condominium formation and registration of condominium units before a developer may offer units to interested buyers, including administration of the Structure Defect Warranty Claim Program.

The Housing Assistance Payment Program (HAP) is also available to tenants, under which persons may be eligible for financial assistance if they are displaced because of the conversion of their apartment building to a condominium or cooperative (see Program Fact Sheets below).

Program Fact Sheets

Housing Assistance Program [PDF]
District Opportunity to Purchase Act [PDF]

Rental Conversion and Sale Forms

Conversion Application Forms

Topa Notice of Transfer Forms

Topa Offer of Sale and Right of First Refusal Forms

Other Forms

Tenant Election Forms

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