Notice of Termination of Utilities for Common Interest Communities
September 8, 2015
Publication| Real Estate Services
On September 3, 2015, Governor Markell signed into law House Bill No. 177, as amended. This new legislation requires gas and electricity suppliers to maintain a third-party notification system that allows a customer to designate another person to receive notice prior to the termination of service to that customer. More specifically, the bill allows condominiums and co-operatives to adopt bylaws requiring owners to designate the community association as a person who will receive notices of utility service terminations. The legislation also directs the common interest community ombudsman to promulgate a form bylaw that can be used by associations for this purpose. The legislation will take effect on November 3, 2015.