Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Rule 1-322.1 – Notice to Persons who File Documents with a Court

The Court of Appeals has just approved a new rule regarding the use of personal information in court records. Below is a notice regarding the new rule. A copy of the new rule is available on the Real Property Section’s website here. Effective July 1, 2013, new Rule 1-322.1 will go into effect. The new […]

Change in Amount of IDOT that Triggers Tax and Exemption from Recordation Tax for Refinance of IDOTs and More

Edward J. Levin of Gordon Feinblatt contributed the following summary of SB436/HB1209 passed by the General Assembly during its 2013 session (effective July 1, 2013): This law makes several important changes to the way mortgages and deeds of trust and indemnity mortgages and deeds of trust (IDOTs) are treated for Maryland recordation tax purposes.  IDOTs secure […]

Recordation and Transfer Taxes – Transfers of Property Between Related Entities – Exemption: Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB202/HB372 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill expands the existing 12-108 (p) exemptions from State recordation and transfer taxes available to corporations to include […]

Maryland Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Act: Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB383/HB291 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: Federal law enacted in 2009 clarified the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) rulemaking authority and specified that rulemaking “shall relate […]

Manufactured Homes – Affixation to Real Property – Liens: Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of HB 794 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill clarifies the lien information that must accompany an affidavit of affixation when an owner of a […]

Tenant Payment of Landlord Utility Bills – Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB849/HB1090 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill authorizes the tenant of an “affected dwelling unit” to have utility service restored, or to prevent termination […]

Residential Real Property – Prohibition on Nonjudicial Evictions: Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB642/HB1308 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill supersedes the Maryland Court of Appeal’s decision in Nickens v. Mount Vernon Realty Group, et al., 429 […]