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File #: 21-0078    Version: 0 Name: Required Real Estate Disclosures - Formerly Vacant Structures
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Required Real Estate Disclosures - Formerly Vacant Structures For the purpose of requiring certain disclosures in order to sell a property that was formerly issued a vacant building notice; and providing for certain penalties.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Mark Conway, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, James Torrence
Indexes: Disclosures, Real Estate, Vacant Structures
Attachments: 1. 21-0078~1st Reader
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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Required Real Estate Disclosures - Formerly Vacant Structures
For the purpose of requiring certain disclosures in order to sell a property that was formerly issued a vacant building notice; and providing for certain penalties.
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By adding
Article 2 - Consumer Protections
Section 14-8
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 2. Consumer Protections

Subtitle 14. Real Estate Practices - Disclosures

§ 14-7. {Reserved}

§ 14-8. Formerly vacant structures.

(a) Scope of section.

This section only applies to real property that:

(1) had been cited with a vacant building notice that remained unabated until the rehabilitation described in this subsection;

(2) has been rehabilitated in compliance with applicable local laws and regulations; and

(3) has not been previously occupied since the rehabilitation.


(b) In general.

On or before entering into a contract for the sale of any real property, the seller must disclose to the buyer that:

(1) the property had been issued a vacant building notice by the City;

(2) the notice has since been abated; and

(3) the seller has obtained a valid and current occupancy permit for the premises from the Department of Housing a...

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