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Article - Real Property




§11B–113.3.

    (a)    This section applies to any recorded covenant or restriction that restricts ownership based on race, religious belief, or national origin, including a covenant or restriction that is part of a uniform general scheme or plan of development.

    (b)    (1)    On or before September 30, 2019, the governing body of a homeowners association shall delete any recorded covenant or restriction that restricts ownership based on race, religious belief, or national origin from the common area deeds or other declarations of property in the development.

        (2)    Notwithstanding the provisions of a governing document, the governing body of a homeowners association may delete a recorded covenant or restriction that restricts ownership based on race, religious belief, or national origin from the common area deeds or other declarations of property in the development without approval of the lot owners.

        (3)    The governing body of the homeowners association shall record with the clerk of the court in the jurisdiction where the development is located an amendment to the common area deeds or other declarations that include the recorded covenant or restriction that provides for the deletion of the recorded covenant or restriction from the common area deeds or declarations of the property in the development.

    (c)    Beginning on October 1, 2019, within 180 days after receiving a written request from a lot owner, the governing body of a homeowners association shall delete a recorded covenant or restriction that restricts ownership based on race, religious belief, or national origin from the common area deeds or other declarations of property in the development, in accordance with this section.