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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5550

February Session, 2008

 

LCO No. 1877

 

*01877_______HSG*

Referred to Committee on Select Committee on Housing

 

Introduced by:

 

(HSG)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING TENANTS IN MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FORECLOSED.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) A party commencing a foreclosure action of any residential building containing three or more dwelling units shall notify each tenant of the building by certified mail of such action.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 49-22 of the general statutes, in the case of a residential building containing three of more dwelling units, each tenant of such building may remain in such dwelling unit for a period of not more than ninety days after the date of execution of ejectment, provided such tenant continues to make payment for occupancy.

Sec. 2. Section 49-29 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

The court shall order the judgment and costs of the plaintiff to be first paid out of the proceeds of such sale and shall allow, to such of the parties as receive the balance of such proceeds, the costs usually allowed to successful parties, which costs shall be paid in addition to their respective claims and in the same order. If a tenant is required to relocate before the end of the ninety-day period provided for in section 1 of this act, costs shall also include relocation costs of such tenant, not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2008

49-29

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize tenants to continue to occupy property that is in foreclosure and to provide for payment of relocation costs, if necessary.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]