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§ 11-118. Mechanics' liens or materialmen’s liens

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal Property

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Maryland Condominium Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Real Property, § 11-118
§ 11-118. Mechanics' liens or materialmen’s liens
Lien only against unit
(a) Any mechanics' lien or materialmen's lien arising as a result of repairs to or improvements of a unit by a unit owner shall be a lien only against the unit.
Payment of lien as common expense
(b) Any mechanics' or materialmen's lien arising as a result of repairs to or improvements of the common elements, if authorized in writing by the council of unit owners, shall be paid by the council as a common expense and until paid shall be a lien against each unit in proportion to its percentage interest in the common elements. On payment of the proportionate amount by any unit owner to the lienor or on the filing of a written undertaking in the manner specified by Maryland Rule 12-307, the unit owner is entitled to a recordable release of his unit from the lien and the council of unit owners is not entitled to assess his unit for payment of the remaining amount due for the repairs or improvements.
Personal liability of unit owner
(c) Except in proportion to his percentage interest in the common elements, a unit owner personally is not liable (1) for damages as a result of injuries arising in connection with the common elements solely by virtue of his ownership of a percentage interest in the common elements; or (2) for liabilities incurred by the council of unit owners. On payment by any unit owner of his proportionate amount of any judgment resulting from that liability, the unit owner is entitled to a recordable release of his unit from the lien of the judgment and the council of unit owners is not entitled to assess his unit for payment of the remaining amount due.

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Added as Real Property § 11-115 by Acts 1974, c. 641, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1975, c. 786, § 2. Renumbered as Real Property § 11-118 and amended by Acts 1981, c. 246, § 1, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 21, § 1, eff. April 14, 1998.
Formerly Art. 21, § 11-124.
MD Code, Real Property, § 11-118, MD REAL PROP § 11-118
Current through all legislation from the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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