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About the Condominium Review Board

The Condominium Review Board is comprised of five members (two home owners, two tenants and one elderly, handicapped or low-to-moderate income Somerville resident) chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Board is charged with the enforcement of condominium conversions and the removal of rental units from the market. The Board is responsible for conducting hearings and for surveying and updating information concerning rental units in the City.

Contact Information
Morena Zelaya
Housing Policy Coordinator
Monday 8:30am- 4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am- 4:30pm Wednesday 8:30am- 4:30pm Thursday 8:30am-7:30pm Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Phone Number
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2575
Fax Number
Address

50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville , MA 02145
United States

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Condominium Conversion

Property owners who intend to remove rental units from the market must apply to the Condominium Review Board and must be granted a Removal Permit. The Board meets monthly to review Removal Permit applications and vote on the issuance of Removal Permits. In deciding whether to approve a property owner’s Removal Permit application, the Board verifies that the tenant protections provided under the Somerville Condominium Conversion Ordinance are upheld and that the application and all supporting documents are complete and acceptable.

Please be advised: If you are applying for condominium conversion and currently have or have had tenants in any of your units in the last 12 months, those tenants need at least two weeks’ notice from the Condominium Review Board prior to any hearing. Because of this, please submit your application at least three weeks prior to any hearing you would like to attend so that your tenants can receive proper notice. If you do not submit your application with enough time to allow Staff to properly notify your tenants, your application will be held over until the next meeting so proper notice can be provided. Thank you.

Meetings

The Condominium Review Board meets each month on the last or second to last Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Complete applications and other required documents must be filed by the Wednesday before each meeting in order to be reviewed by the Condominium Review Board at the meeting. Please submit completed applications to the OSPCD Housing Division at 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA 02145. Removal permits are filed with the OSPCD Housing Division and applicants may pick up removal permits at the address listed above or permits can be sent via mail or email upon request.

Below is a list of the application due dates and corresponding meeting dates in 2022. All applications are due by noon (12 p.m.) of the application date.

Please be advised that the CRB reserves the right to limit the number of applications on any given agenda to allow for meetings to be kept at a reasonable length.

CRB Meeting (Mon.)

Deadline w/ Tenants (Mon.)

Deadline w/o Tenants (Mon.)

September 26th, 2022

September 5th, 2022

September 19th, 2022

October 24th, 2022

October 3rd, 2022

October 17th, 2022

November 28th, 2022

November 7th, 2022

November 21st, 2022

December 19th, 2022

November 28th, 2022

December 12th, 2022

Please be advised: If you are applying for Condominium Conversion and have tenants in any of your units, those tenants need at least two weeks’ notice from the Condominium Review Board prior to any hearing. Because of this, please submit your application at least three weeks prior to any hearing you would like to attend so that your tenants can receive proper notice. If you do not submit your application with enough time to allow Staff to properly notify your tenants, your application will be held over until the next meeting so proper notice can be provided. You can find the schedule of hearing dates and deadlines below. Thank you.

 

Forms & Information

View links to the Somerville Condominium Conversion Ordinance, Conversion Permit application, and useful information about some of the additional application requirements below:

 

 

Members

The Condominium Review Board is comprised of five members (two homeowners, two tenants and one elderly, handicapped or low or moderate-income Somerville resident) chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

  • Patricha Paul (Chairperson)
  • Zachary Zasloff (Vice-chair)
  • Kate Byrne
  • Alix Simeon

Tenants' Rights

All tenants are protected and have rights under the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. Please view the links below to learn more about your rights as a tenant. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Condo Review Board Staff at (617) 625-6600 x2575, or email condoboard@somervillema.gov. Thank you.

 

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