2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 3 - Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
Section 13-307 - Repair company to furnish written bill for cost.

§ 13-307. Repair company to furnish written bill for cost.

(a)  Definitions.-  

(1) In this section the following terms have the meanings indicated. 

(2) (i) "Home appliance" means any device the retail cost of which exceeds $100 and which is generally used in a private residence; 

(ii) "Home appliance" includes an air conditioner, washing machine, dishwasher, television set, stereo set, oil burner, and any similar item. 

(3) "Repair company" means any person who repairs home appliances for a fee or consideration. 

(b)  Bill for cost of repairing.- Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a repair company shall furnish a written bill for the cost of repairing a home appliance to the person for whom the repair was made. The bill shall include the following information: 

(1) The hourly labor rate; 

(2) The time actually used to repair the home appliance; 

(3) The itemized cost of any new parts used to repair the home appliance; 

(4) The itemized cost of any used or reconditioned parts used to repair the home appliance and a statement that used or reconditioned parts were used; and 

(5) Any other charges. 

(c)  Exception.- This section does not apply if: 

(1) The repair work is done under a service contract; or 

(2) A flat price or firm estimate is given before repair of the home appliance. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 83, § 21H; 1975, ch. 49, § 3.] 

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