New Maryland Law effective October 1, 2018, will allow condominium associations to amend their declarations to authorize suspension of common element parking and recreational facilities for unit owners who have delinquent condominium assessments. This law is known as House Bill 575.
According to Cowie & Mott, Attorneys at Law, the following must apply in order for condo association to amend their declarations and/or apply suspension:
- Association need to obtain the vote of 60% of the total eligible voters of the condominium.
- Unit owner’s assessments must be more than 60 days in arrears.
- Association must provide delinquent unit owners with specified notice and opportunity to be heard. The suspension may not be implemented unless a condominium association mails the unit owner a demand letter giving them at least 10 days to either pay the delinquent condominium assessment or request a hearing to contest the suspension.
For more information on the background of the issue, as well as the new law, read the full article here.