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File #: 22-0250    Version: 0 Name: The Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke Opportunity to Purchase Act
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 6/27/2022 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: The Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke Opportunity to Purchase Act For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 13, Subtitle 6 {“Tenant’s Right of First Refusal”} as obsolete and replacing it with a subtitle establishing a tenant’s opportunity to purchase certain rental facilities; defining certain terms; establishing certain exemptions from the subtitle; providing for certain rules of interpretation; authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt rules and regulations to carry out the subtitle; requiring that a landlord provide a notice of offer of sale to certain persons on deciding to sell a rental facility; establishing certain procedures for landlords and tenants in instances where a party submits a statement of interest to purchase a rental facility; allowing for the landlord to require certain earnest money deposits; permitting the assignment of certain rights; prohibiting a waiver of certain rights absent agreed-on consideration; requ...
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Phylicia Porter, Mark Conway, Antonio Glover, Robert Stokes, Sr., James Torrence
Indexes: Opportunity, Purchasing
Attachments: 1. 22-0250~1st Reader, 2. BMZA 22-0250
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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The Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke Opportunity to Purchase Act
For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 13, Subtitle 6 {“Tenant’s Right of First Refusal”} as obsolete and replacing it with a subtitle establishing a tenant’s opportunity to purchase certain rental facilities; defining certain terms; establishing certain exemptions from the subtitle; providing for certain rules of interpretation; authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt rules and regulations to carry out the subtitle; requiring that a landlord provide a notice of offer of sale to certain persons on deciding to sell a rental facility; establishing certain procedures for landlords and tenants in instances where a party submits a statement of interest to purchase a rental facility; allowing for the landlord to require certain earnest money deposits; permitting the assignment of certain rights; prohibiting a waiver of certain rights absent agreed-on consideration; requiring certain disclosures if a rental facility is transferred to a party other than a tenant; requiring certain reports; providing for certain penalties; and generally relating to providing tenants with the opportunity to purchase certain rental facilities.
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