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§ 14-201. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: July 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Miscellaneous Rules (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Maryland Contract Lien Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2013
MD Code, Real Property, § 14-201
§ 14-201. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated unless the context requires otherwise.
(b)(1) “Contract” means a real covenant running with the land or a contract recorded among the land records of a county or Baltimore City.
(2) “Contract” includes a:
(i) Declaration or bylaws recorded under the provisions of the Maryland Condominium Act1 or the Maryland Real Estate Time-Sharing Act; or
(ii) Regulated sustainable energy contract recorded under the provisions of Title 9, Subtitle 20D of the State Government Article.
(c)(1) “Damages” means unpaid sums due under a contract, plus interest accruing on the unpaid sums due under a contract or as provided by law, including fines levied under the Maryland Condominium Act or the Maryland Real Estate Time-Sharing Act.
(2) “Damages” does not include consequential or punitive damages.
(d) “Lien” means a lien created under this subtitle.
(e) “Party” means any person who:
(1) Is a signatory to a contract;
(2) Is described in a contract as having the benefit of any provision of the contract; or
(3) Owns property subject to the provisions of a contract.
Statement of lien
(f) “Statement of lien” means the statement described under § 14-203(j) of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 1985, c. 736, § 1, eff. July 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 722, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2013, c. 43, § 5; Acts 2013, c. 625, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.


Real Property, § 11-101 et seq.
MD Code, Real Property, § 14-201, MD REAL PROP § 14-201
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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