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§ 11B-115. Minimum standards for consumer protection

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 11b. Maryland Homeowners Association Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-115
§ 11B-115. Minimum standards for consumer protection
Consumer defined
(a)(1) In this section, “consumer” means an actual or prospective purchaser, lessee, assignee, or recipient of a lot in a development.
(2) “Consumer” includes a co-obligor or surety for a consumer.
Purpose of section
(b) This section is intended to provide minimum standards for protection of consumers in the State.
Enforcement duties and powers of Division of Consumer Protection
(c)(1) To the extent that a violation of any provision of this title affects a consumer, that violation shall be within the scope of the enforcement duties and powers of the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General, as described in Title 13 of the Commercial Law Article.
(2) The provisions of this title shall otherwise be enforced by each unit of State government within the scope of the authority of the unit.
Laws, ordinances, or regulations adopted by counties or municipal corporations
(d)(1) A county or municipal corporation may adopt a law, ordinance, or regulation for the protection of a consumer to the extent and in the manner provided for under § 13-103 of the Commercial Law Article.
(2) Within 30 days of the effective date of a law, ordinance, or regulation adopted under this subsection that is expressly applicable to a development, the county or municipal corporation shall forward a copy of the law, ordinance, or regulation to the homeowners association depository in the office of the clerk of the court in the county where the development is located.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 593, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 491, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
Real Property § 11B-115, added as Real Property § 11B-112 by Acts 1987, c. 321, § 1, renumbered as Real Property § 11B-114 by Acts 1988, c. 82, § 1, renumbered as Real Property § 11B-115 by Acts 2005, c. 529, § 1, related to the short title, renumbered as Real Property § 11B-116 by Acts 2007, c. 593, § 1.
MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-115, MD REAL PROP § 11B-115
Current through all legislation from the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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