Howard County News: Council passes bill aimed at helping condo buyers

"The County Council Monday unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit a property owner from obtaining a county rental license if they are more than 30 days behind on their condominium association or homeowner association fees.

"The key is that we want to ensure that those who are renting out continue to meet their obligation to their neighbors," said Columbia Democrat Calvin Ball, the bill's lead sponsor.

He added: "I'm pleased that we've empowered communities to protect one of the most important investments someone can make, the investment in their home."

The bill, which was co-sponsored by the council's other three Democrats, also allows the county to suspend or revoke a license if a condo association or homeowner association proves the license holder is behind on his or her fees..."

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