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Real Property - Residential Leases - Collectible Rent (Rent Transparency Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Stein


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Authorizing a landlord who uses a written lease to collect certain fees and charges as rent under certain conditions; providing that the Act applies only if the written lease used by a landlord includes a certain provision and provides a certain notice; requiring a lease to include notice of the ratio utility billing system used to allocate certain charges, under certain circumstances; prohibiting a landlord from filing a complaint for repossession if the only unpaid fee or charge is for water and is under $50; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Stein, Beidle, Cassilly, Folden, Holmes, Jalisi, Kipke, McCray, Otto, Robinson, Szeliga, West, and Wivell
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0493
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Environment and Transportation
Broad Subject(s):Real Property
Narrow Subject(s):Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Homeowners Associations
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Leases and Rent
Nuisances -see also- Noise; Weeds
Real Property
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Real Property
(8-208, 8-401, 8-402.1)

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February 14, 2018 12:34 P.M.