2013 Regular Session



Real Property - Maryland Contract Lien Act - Monetary Judgments

Sponsored by:

Delegate Norman


In the Senate - Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Clarifying that, if the owner of property subject to a lien is personally liable for alleged damages under the Maryland Contract Lien Act, the party entitled to enforce the lien may bring suit, without waiving the lien, for a monetary judgment for the lien amount, plus costs and attorney's fees, without foreclosing on the property, or if the property subject to the lien has been foreclosed, may maintain suit or bring a separate suit for a monetary judgment for any deficiency amount, plus costs and attorney's fees.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Norman, Niemann, Healey, Holmes, Jacobs, S. Robinson, and Stein
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
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Broad Subject(s):Real Property
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Liens -see also- Mechanics' Liens
Real Property
Statutes:Article - Real Property

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October 24, 2017 1:02 P.M.