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New Maryland Foreclosure Laws and Rules

HB472/CH. 485, Residential Property Foreclosure Procedures – Foreclosure Mediation, makes changes to MD. CODE ANN., REAL PROP.  7-105.1 (2009). Changes include requirements for notice of intent to foreclose and mediation.  These changes are effective July 1, 2010.

There are new corresponding rules that will go into effect on July 1 as well.  The 164th report of the Court’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure was submitted on May 21, 2010 and the order was filed on June 7, 2010.  The Rules order with amendments to Rules 14-102, 12-202, 14-205, 14-206, 14-207, 14-208, 14-211, 14-212, and 14-214 will take effect on July 1, 2010.   The new rules were published in the June 18, 2010 issue of the Maryland Register (37:13 Md. R. 840-847 (June 18, 2010)).  They can also be found at the Rules Committee website.  They should be available on Lexis by July 1 – but the history should be checked before relying on them.

Other foreclosure laws passed were SB562/CH. 322 (crossfiled with HB633/CH. 323) Real Property – Mortgages and Deeds of Trust – Authority to exercise a Power of Sale, SB654/CH. 587 (crossfiled with HB711/CH. 588) Real Property – Tenants in Foreclosure – Conforming to Federal Law, and SB784/Ch. 611 Maryland Statutory Trust Act.  All of these are effective June 1, 2010.

A notebook containing printouts of these new laws and rules is available in the law library.  Copies will also be on the LAN @ J:\Lawlib\Foreclosure 2010 changes.

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Keeping current with Maryland Rules of Procedure

Just a reminder that with the issuance of the 161st Report of the Rules Committee in June  that the Michie/Lexis Maryland rules volumes are not current, not even the pocket parts.  The rules on Lexis are no more current than the print but there is a link there to recent Rules Committee Reports.

However, the rules volumes (blue) published by West are current through the 161st report.

I do not know when or if supplements will be sent to reflect the changes resulting from the 162d report effective October 1.
Until then here is the link to the Rules Committee Reports:

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New Rules to go in effect on October 1, 2009

The Rules Order dated 9/10/2009 adopting (and rejecting some) rules submitted to the Court of Appeals in the 162d Report of the Court’s Standing Committee On Rules of Practice and Procedure can be found on the judiciary’s website @