The “Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act” (TOPA) is one of the District’s most important, and most controversial, tenant rights laws. Over the past couple years, TOPA has become even more of a “hot-button” issue. Disputes over “bona fide offer” and “portfolio sales,” and other aspects of TOPA, have been taken up both by the Courts and by the Council.
The next OTA stakeholder meeting will be devoted to these TOPA controversies. An expert panel will explain what is really at stake for District renters:
1. Blake Biles, attorney, Arnold & Porter
2. Scott Bruton, Director of Housing Policy I Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
3. Jon Tycko, attorney, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
4. Amir Sadeghy, attorney advisor, Office of the Tenant Advocate
This meeting will be held on Wed., April 22nd, from 1 to 3 pm, at the OTA office, located at 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 North.