§ 11B-101. Definitions
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MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-101
§ 11B-101. Definitions
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated, unless the context requires otherwise.
(d)(1) “Declaration” means an instrument, however denominated, recorded among the land records of the county in which the property of the declarant is located, that creates the authority for a homeowners association to impose on lots, or on the owners or occupants of lots, or on another homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative housing corporation any mandatory fee in connection with the provision of services or otherwise for the benefit of some or all of the lots, the owners or occupants of lots, or the common areas.
(e) “Depository” or “homeowners association depository” means the document file created by the clerk of the court of each county and the City of Baltimore where a homeowners association may periodically deposit information as required by this title.
(g) “Electronic transmission” means any form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission of paper, that creates a record that:
(h) “Governing body” means the homeowners association, board of directors, or other entity established to govern the development.
(i)(1) “Homeowners association” means a person having the authority to enforce the provisions of a declaration.
(j)(1) “Lot” means any plot or parcel of land on which a dwelling is located or will be located within a development.
(k) “Primary development” means a development such that the purchaser of a lot will pay fees directly to its homeowners association.
(l) “Recorded covenants and restrictions” means any instrument of writing which is recorded in the land records of the jurisdiction within which a lot is located, and which instrument governs or otherwise legally restricts the use of such lot.
(m) “Related development” means a development such that the purchaser of a lot will pay fees to the homeowners association of such development through the homeowners association of a primary development or another development.
Added by Acts 1987, c. 321, § 1, eff. July 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1988, c. 82, § 1, eff. April 12, 1988; Acts 1989, c. 491; Acts 1989, c. 492; Acts 1998, c. 440, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 1998, c. 564, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2004, c. 286, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-101, MD REAL PROP § 11B-101
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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