Maryland and Virginia appellate courts issue decisions on statutory interpretation

In the Maryland case of Elsberry v. Stanley Martin Companies, LLC, the purchasers of a single-family home in Charles County filed suit alleging that the seller improperly imposed an amortized water and sewer charge for a period of thirty years after the date of the initial sale. The homeowners filed suit contending that Md. Code Real Prop. § 14-117 limited such deferred charges to a period not to exceed twenty years. The seller contended that the statute was limited to only properties within Prince George’s County and, as such, was inapplicable to Charles County properties. Read more about this case here.