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§11–109.4.

    (a)    In this section, “reserve study” means a study of the reserves required for future major repairs and replacement of the common elements of a condominium in Prince George’s County that:

        (1)    Identifies each structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing component of the common elements and any other components that are the responsibility of the council of unit owners to repair and replace;

        (2)    States the normal useful life and the estimated remaining useful life of each identified component;

        (3)    States the estimated cost of repair or replacement of each identified component; and

        (4)    States the estimated annual reserve amount necessary to accomplish any identified future repair or replacement.

    (b)    This section applies only to a condominium in Prince George’s County.

    (c)    (1)    This subsection applies to a condominium established on or after October 1, 2020.

        (2)    The governing body of the condominium shall have an independent reserve study completed not less than 30 calendar days before the meeting of the council of unit owners required under § 11–109(c)(16) of this title.

        (3)    The governing body shall have a reserve study completed within 5 years after the date of the initial reserve study conducted under paragraph (2) of this subsection and at least every 5 years thereafter.

    (d)    (1)    This subsection applies to a condominium established before October 1, 2020.

        (2)    If the governing body of a condominium has had a reserve study conducted on or after October 1, 2016, the governing body shall have a reserve study conducted within 5 years after the date of that reserve study and at least every 5 years thereafter.

        (3)    If the governing body of a condominium has not had a reserve study conducted on or after October 1, 2016, the governing body shall have a reserve study conducted on or before October 1, 2021, and at least every 5 years thereafter.

    (e)    Each reserve study required under this section shall:

        (1)    Be prepared by a person who:

            (i)    Has prepared at least 30 reserve studies within the prior 3 calendar years;

            (ii)    Holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering, or equivalent experience and education;

            (iii)    Holds a current license from the State Board of Architects or the State Board for Professional Engineers; or

            (iv)    Is currently designated as a reserve specialist by the Community Association Institute or as a professional reserve analyst by the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts;

        (2)    Be available for inspection and copying by any unit owner;

        (3)    Be reviewed by the governing body of the condominium in connection with the preparation of the annual proposed budget; and

        (4)    Be summarized for submission with the annual proposed budget to the unit owners.



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