2015 Maryland Code
§ 11-130 - Consumer protection

MD Real Prop Code § 11-130 (2015) What's This?

(a) Purpose of section. -- This section is intended to provide minimum standards for the protection of consumers in the State.

(b) Meaning of "consumer". --

(1) For purposes of this section, "consumer" means an actual or prospective purchaser, lessee, assignee or recipient of a condominium unit.

(2) "Consumer" includes a co-obligor or surety for a consumer.

(c) Enforcement of title. --

(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 agency of the State within the scope of its authority.

(d) Local provisions. -- A county or incorporated municipality, or an agency of any of those jurisdictions, may adopt laws or ordinances for the protection of a consumer to the extent and in the manner provided for under § 13-103 of the Commercial Law Article.

(e) Copies of local provisions to be forwarded to Secretary of State. -- Within 30 days of the effective date of a law, ordinance, or regulation enacted under this section which is expressly applicable to condominiums, the local jurisdiction shall forward a copy of the law, ordinance or regulation to the Secretary of State.

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