2021 Maryland Statutes
Real Property
Title 14 - Miscellaneous Rules
Subtitle 2 - Maryland Contract Lien Act
Section 14-201 - Definitions

    (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 Act 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.

    (f)    “Statement of lien” means the statement described under § 14-203(j) of this subtitle.

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