§ 7-113. Restrictions relating to taking or threatening to take possession of residential prope...
West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: July 1, 2015
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Real Property, § 7-113
§ 7-113. Restrictions relating to taking or threatening to take possession of residential property
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a party claiming the right to possession may not take possession or threaten to take possession of residential property from a protected resident by:
(c)(1) If a party claiming the right to possession of residential property reasonably believes, based on a reasonable inquiry into the occupancy status of the property, that all protected residents have abandoned or surrendered possession of the residential property, the party claiming the right to possession may post on the front door of the residential property and mail by first-class mail addressed to “all occupants” at the address of the residential property a written notice in substantially the following form:
“IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EVICTION
A person who claims the right to possess this property believes that this property is abandoned. If you are currently residing in the property, you must immediately contact:
Date of this notice
If you do not contact the person listed above within 15 days after the date of this notice, the person claiming possession may consider the property abandoned and seek to secure the property, including changing the locks without a court order.”.
(d)(1) If in any proceeding the court finds that a party claiming the right to possession violated subsection (b) of this section, the protected resident may recover:
Added by Acts 2013, c. 514, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 515, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 428, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Real Property, § 7-113, MD REAL PROP § 7-113
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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