2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47 - Property Law
Article 8 - Owner-Resident Relations
Section 47-8-19 - Owner disclosure.
A. The owner or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf shall disclose to the resident in writing at or before the commencement of the residency the name, address and telephone number of:
(1) the person authorized to manage the premises; and
(2) an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving and receipting for notices and demands.
B. The information required to be furnished by this section shall be kept current, and this section extends to and is enforceable against any successor, owner or manager.
C. A person designated under Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of this section becomes an agent of each person who is an owner for the purpose of service of process and receiving and receipting for notices and demands. A person designated under Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of this section becomes an agent of each person who is an owner for the purpose of performing the obligations of the owner under the Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act and under the rental agreement.
D. Failure of the owner to comply with this section shall relieve the resident from the obligation to provide notice to the owner as required by the Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act.
History: 1953 Comp., § 70-7-19, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 38, § 19; 1995, ch. 195, § 7.
Cross references. — For the Real Estate Disclosure Act, see 47-13-1 NMSA 1978.
The 1995 amendment, effective July 1, 1995, substituted "name, address and telephone number" for "name and address" in Subsection A, and added Subsection D.
Law reviews. — For survey, "The Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act," see 6 N.M.L. Rev. 293 (1976).
Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 51C C.J.S. Landlord and Tenant § 307.