Condominium Review Board
The Condominium Review Board is comprised of five members (two home owners, two tenants and one elderly, handicapped or low or moderate income Somerville resident) chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen.
The Board has the power and the duty to enforce the provisions of Ordinance 1985-9, which pertains to condominium conversion, and the removal of rental units from the market. The Board is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Ordinance and it promulgates policies, rules and regulations as may be necessary.
The Board is responsible for conducting hearings and for surveying and updating information concerning rental units in the City.
The Ordinance requires the issuance of Removal Permits for the conversion of rental units to condominiums and for the sale of a condominium unit, which has most recently been a rental unit. If the unit being converted to condominium use has never been rented a Certificate of Exemption is issued stating that the unit is exempt from the provisions of Ordinance 1985-9.