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TITLE 25 Property

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TITLE 25 Property General Provisions

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CHAPTER 1. DEEDS

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Subchapter I. General Provisions

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Sec. 101. Transfer of title to real estate by deed.

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Sec. 102. Effect of deeds by married women.

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Sec. 103. Circumstances under which wife may bar her dower without husband being a party.

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Sec. 104. Trustee for mentally ill wife; barring of dower.

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Sec. 105. Trustee for mentally ill husband; barring of curtesy.

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Sec. 106. Effect of deed executed by trustee for mentally ill spouse.

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Sec. 107. Conveyance of real estate by married woman deserted without just cause.

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Sec. 108. Deeds and other instruments executed by the Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

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Sec. 109. Defeasance or contract for reconveyance; recording; acknowledgment or proof.

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Sec. 110. Certificates of notaries public; validity.

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Subchapter II. Form, Acknowledgment and Proof of Deeds and Other Legal Instruments

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Sec. 121. Form of deed; legal effect; other forms as valid.

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Sec. 122. Acknowledgment and proof of deeds.

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Sec. 123. Certification of acknowledgment or proof.

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Sec. 124. Acknowledgment and execution of deed by married woman deserted without just cause.

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Sec. 125. Place for taking acknowledgment or proof.

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Sec. 126. Certification of acknowledgments by justices of the peace; form.

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Sec. 127. Acknowledgment of corporate deeds or other instruments.

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Sec. 128. Certification of acknowledgments by Mayor of Wilmington; fee.

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Sec. 129. Acknowledgment or proof outside State.

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Sec. 130. Notarial acts by members of the armed forces.

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Sec. 131. Validation of certain instruments as deeds.

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Sec. 132. Validity of legal instruments having defective acknowledgments; admissibility in evidence.

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Sec. 133. Address of grantee on deed.

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Sec. 134. Authentication and recognition of acknowledgments.

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Sec. 135. Tax ditch, tax lagoon, right-of-way, or assessment.

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Subchapter III. Recording

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Sec. 151. Recording of deeds and letters of attorney.

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Sec. 152. Recording as affecting lands in county of recording.

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Sec. 153. Priority of deed concerning lands or tenements.

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Sec. 154. Deeds and letters of attorney; recording at any time.

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Sec. 155. Acknowledgment or proof as evidence of recording; private examination of married woman.

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Sec. 156. Recording on date of sealing and delivery.

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Sec. 157. Potter charity leases.

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Sec. 158. Enforceability of certain leases and documents pertaining to lands and tenements.

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Subchapter IV. Powers of Attorney

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Sec. 171. Acknowledgment or proof.

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Sec. 172. Acknowledgment of deed after recording letter of attorney.

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Sec. 173. Power of married woman to make letter.

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Sec. 174. Persons serving with armed forces.

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Subchapter V. Electronic Recording

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Sec. 180. Short title.

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Sec. 181. Definitions in this subchapter.

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Sec. 182. Validity of electronic documents.

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Sec. 183. Recording of documents.

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Sec. 184. Uniform standards.

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CHAPTER 3. TITLES AND CONVEYANCES

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Sec. 301. Fines and common recoveries.

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Sec. 302. Bar of estate tail by deed.

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Sec. 303. Warranty by life tenant and collateral warranty.

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Sec. 304. Permanent leasehold estates as estates in fee simple.

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Sec. 305. Deeds by foreign corporations; recording as evidence; ownership rights.

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Sec. 306. Title and disposal of property by aliens.

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Sec. 307. Title derived through alien.

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Sec. 308. Validity of conveyances to or from aliens.

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Sec. 309. Conveyance of real estate between spouses.

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Sec. 310. Release of rights of curtesy or dower.

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Sec. 311. Conveyance of real estate to create either joint tenancy with right of survivorship or tenancy in common with grantor.

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Sec. 312. Acquisition and conveyance of title to real estate by persons of the age of 18 years or older.

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Sec. 313. Contract for sale of unimproved real estate; notice to buyer of public sewerage and water facilities.

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Sec. 314. Contract requirements for the sale of real estate involving seller financing.

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Sec. 315. Contracts for sale of agricultural lands.

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Sec. 316. Display of flags.

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Sec. 317. Restriction on fee collection for community amenities by community developers and/or homeowner associations.

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Sec. 317A. Required disclosure of financial obligations in chain of title for new home sales.

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Sec. 318. Restrictive covenants.

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Sec. 319. Private transfer fee prohibition.

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CHAPTER 5. RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES; POWERS OF APPOINTMENT; RULE AGAINST ACCUMULATIONS

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Sec. 501. Powers of appointment; effect of rule against perpetuities.

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Sec. 502. Release of powers of appointment.

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Sec. 503. Rule against perpetuities.

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Sec. 504. Certain powers of appointment.

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Sec. 505. Exercise of powers of appointment.

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Sec. 506. Rule against accumulations.

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TITLE 25 Property General Provisions

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CHAPTER 7. JOINT ESTATES AND PARTITION

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Sec. 701. Creation of estate in joint tenancy; exception.

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Sec. 702. Actions for use and occupation between cotenants.

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Subchapter II. Partition Proceedings

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Sec. 721. Petition for partition; persons entitled to apply.

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Sec. 722. Service of summons.

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Sec. 723. Unknown or uncertain parties in interest; description in petition; service by publication.

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Sec. 724. Decree of partition; appointment and duties of commissioners.

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Sec. 725. Appointment of a new commission.

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Sec. 726. Final decree of partition.

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Sec. 727. Proportionment of shares among issue claiming by stocks.

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Sec. 728. Procedure upon petition by all interested parties.

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Sec. 729. Appointment of trustee for public sale of premises; conveyance by trustee.

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Sec. 730. Allotment of primary interests.

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Sec. 731. Deed upon death of purchaser.

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Sec. 732. Title upon sale; transfer of liens to proceeds.

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Sec. 733. Investment or division of sale proceeds.

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Sec. 734. Sales upon credit; purchase money security; preference of mortgage.

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Sec. 735. Costs.

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Sec. 736. Dower, curtesy or other estate in undivided shares of parties to partition proceedings.

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Sec. 737. Procedure where dower, curtesy or life estate exists.

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Sec. 738. Advancements; treatment upon partition.

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Sec. 739. Assignment of dower without embracing residue.

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Sec. 740. Election to take dower from proceeds of sale; investment or deposit of widow's share.

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Sec. 741. Appointment of trustee for mentally ill widow of joint owner.

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Sec. 742. Appraisement of value of widow's dower; payment of widow's share and distribution of residue.

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Sec. 743. Investment or deposit of share of persons holding curtesy interest or life estate; appraisement and payment upon petition.

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Sec. 744. Curtesy; barred by wrongful conduct of husband.

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Sec. 745. Real estate in more than 1 county; appointment of freeholders; effect of recording in another county.

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Sec. 746. Partition of several tracts held by same joint owners; power of commissioners and Court.

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Sec. 747. Partition of several tracts where some parties hold interest in all and other parties hold interest in part.

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Sec. 748. Power of commissioners to make return of partition of part of lands; procedure.

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Sec. 749. Certified copy of record as evidence.

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Sec. 750. Limitation of appeals.

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Sec. 751. Powers of Court of Chancery.

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CHAPTER 9. WASTE

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Sec. 901. Liability in actions for waste.

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Sec. 902. Liability of an assignee and tenant in possession.

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Sec. 903. Liability of husband or assignee of tenant.

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Sec. 904. Liability of cotenants.

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Sec. 905. Actions by heirs.

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Sec. 906. Accidental fire in house not waste.

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Sec. 907. Service of writ; judgment by default.

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Sec. 908. Procedure upon death of either party.

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Sec. 909. Judgment.

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Sec. 910. Writ of estrepement.

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Sec. 911. Injunction or writ of estrepement upon petition of lienholder.

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CHAPTER 11. BOUNDARIES

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Sec. 1101. Unauthorized removal of landmarks and marking of boundary trees; penalty.

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Sec. 1102. Perpetuating testimony of boundaries.

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Sec. 1103. Marking and bounding lands; procedure.

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Sec. 1104. Notice of commission meeting; powers of commission; recording of certificate.

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Sec. 1105. Effect of commission's return; savings provision.

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Sec. 1106. Boundaries fixed by agreement of parties.

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Sec. 1107. Right of holders of separate parts of tract or of younger survey to a commission.

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Sec. 1108. Fees of commissioners, surveyors, chain carriers and witnesses.

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CHAPTER 13. FENCES

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Sec. 1301. Lawful fences; height; barbed wire.

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Sec. 1302. Liability for trespasses; fence-viewers to assess damages.

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Sec. 1303. Fence-viewers; appointment; powers; quorum; compensation.

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Sec. 1304. Maintenance of partition fences; liability for enclosure of another's lands.

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Sec. 1305. Judgment of fence-viewers; enforcement and penalty for noncompliance.

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Sec. 1306. Division ditches and fences; remedy for neglect to maintain; allowance to guardian or lessee; special marsh laws.

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Sec. 1307. Recovery of awards by fence-viewers.

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CHAPTER 14. TIMBER TRESPASS

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Sec. 1401. Liability for damages; court's authority to determine whether trespass intentional; exemplary and actual damages.

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Sec. 1402. Method of ascertaining value of trees removed.

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Sec. 1403. Failure of defendant to answer.

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Sec. 1404. Abatement of action.

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CHAPTER 15. TORT LIABILITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS

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Sec. 1501. Liability of owners or occupiers of land for injury to guests or trespassers.

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CHAPTER 16. LIS PENDENS

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Sec. 1601. Written notice of pendency of action.

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Sec. 1602. Recording; indexing; cancellation.

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Sec. 1603. Filed notice of pendency; effect as to persons claiming interest in real estate identified in notice of pendency.

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Sec. 1604. Effective term.

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Sec. 1605. Mailing of notice of pendency to parties against whom notice is indexed.

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Sec. 1606. Mandatory cancellation.

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Sec. 1607. Cancellation upon condition of security.

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Sec. 1608. Discretionary cancellation; hearing on probability of success on the merits.

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Sec. 1609. Voluntary cancellation by party recording the notice.

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Sec. 1610. Effect of canceled or expired notice.

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Sec. 1611. Costs and attorneys' fees.

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Sec. 1612. Fee for recording notice as taxable costs.

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Sec. 1613. Recording and marginal notation of judgment or stipulation of dismissal.

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Sec. 1614. Express repeal of common law.

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CHAPTER 21. MORTGAGES ON REAL ESTATE

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Sec. 2101. Form of mortgage; effect.

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Sec. 2102. Minor's bond, obligation or mortgage.

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Sec. 2103. Effect of mortgage executed by trustee for mentally ill spouse.

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Sec. 2104. Purchase money mortgage of married woman; liability of husband.

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Sec. 2105. Purchase money mortgage by married woman.

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Sec. 2106. Priority of mortgage from time of recording.

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Sec. 2107. Priority of mortgages recorded at same time.

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Sec. 2108. Priority of purchase money mortgages.

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Sec. 2109. Assignment of mortgages.

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Sec. 2110. Effect of release of part of mortgaged premises; acknowledgment and recording.

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Sec. 2111. Satisfaction of mortgages; penalty; enforcement in Superior Court.

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Sec. 2112. Effect of satisfaction of mortgage by Regional Manager or Treasurer of Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

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Sec. 2113. Effect of entry of satisfaction.

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Sec. 2114. Damages for nonentry of satisfaction.

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Sec. 2115. Procedure to compel entry of satisfaction of mortgage or judgment.

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Sec. 2116. Reconveyance upon satisfaction or performance.

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Sec. 2117. Entry of partial payments on record; penalty for refusal; exceptions.

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Sec. 2118. Priority of mortgages and other instruments securing future advances and certain other advances; modifications of mortgages and other instruments.

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Sec. 2119. Insurance requirements for mortgages.

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Sec. 2120. Authorization to satisfy mortgage.

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Sec. 2121. Instruments transferring, pledging or assigning lessors' interests in leases or rents arising from real property as security.

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Sec. 2122. Procedure to strike an entry of satisfaction or other indication of a mortgage satisfaction.

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Sec. 2123. Satisfaction of mortgage after lapse of time.

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TITLE 25 Property Mortgages and Other Liens

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CHAPTER 22. UNIT PROPERTIES

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Subchapter I. Preliminary Provisions

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Sec. 2201. Short title; applicability.

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Sec. 2202. Definitions.

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Sec. 2203. Application.

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Subchapter II. General Provisions

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Sec. 2204. Status of units; ownership thereof.

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Sec. 2205. Common elements.

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Subchapter III. Administrative Provisions

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Sec. 2206. Code of regulations as governing.

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Sec. 2207. Adoption and amendment of code of regulations.

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Sec. 2208. Contents of the code of regulations.

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Sec. 2209. Compliance with code of regulations and administrative provisions.

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Sec. 2210. Noncompliance with code of regulations and administrative provisions.

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Sec. 2211. Duties of council.

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Sec. 2212. Powers of council.

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Sec. 2213. Work on common elements.

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Sec. 2214. Certain work prohibited.

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Sec. 2215. Easements for work.

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Sec. 2216. Common profits and expenses.

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Sec. 2217. Voting by unit owners.

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Sec. 2218. Books of receipts and expenditures, availability for examination.

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Subchapter IV. Declaration; Reservations of Charges Thereunder; Conveyances; Mortgages and Leases

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Sec. 2219. Contents of declaration.

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Sec. 2220. Declaration plan.

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Sec. 2221. Contents of deeds of units.

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Sec. 2222. Mortgages and other liens of record affecting property at time of the first conveyance of each unit.

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Sec. 2223. Sales, conveyances or leases of or liens upon separate units.

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Subchapter V. Recording

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Sec. 2224. Instruments recordable.

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Sec. 2225. Recording a prerequisite to effectiveness of certain instruments.

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Sec. 2226. Place of recording.

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Sec. 2227. Indexing by recording officer.

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Sec. 2228. Recording fees.

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Subchapter VI. Removal of Property From Provisions of Chapter

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Sec. 2229. Procedure.

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Sec. 2230. Effect of removal.

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Sec. 2231. Resubmission.

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Subchapter VII. Assessments; Taxation; Liens

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Sec. 2232. Assessments and taxes.

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Sec. 2233. Assessment of charges.

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Sec. 2234. Method of enforcing charges.

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Sec. 2235. Mechanics' liens against units.

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Sec. 2236. Unpaid assessments at time of execution sale against a unit.

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Sec. 2237. Unpaid assessments at time of voluntary sale of a unit.

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Subchapter VIII. Miscellaneous

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Sec. 2238. Insurance.

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Sec. 2239. Repair or reconstruction.

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Sec. 2240. Ownership of land.

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Sec. 2241. Notice and record of meetings.

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Sec. 2242. Display of flags.

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Sec. 2243. "For Sale" signs.

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Sec. 2244. Repair and replacement reserve as a percentage of budget.

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Sec. 2245. Compliance phase-in.

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Sec. 2246. Exceptions for nonresidential condominiums.

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CHAPTER 25. MORTGAGING OF LEASEHOLD INTERESTS

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Sec. 2501. Authorization and effect.

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TITLE 25 Property Mortgages and Other Liens

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CHAPTER 27. MECHANICS' LIENS

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Sec. 2701. Definitions.

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Sec. 2702. Persons entitled to obtain lien.

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Sec. 2703. Contract requirements to obtain lien based solely on improvement to land.

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Sec. 2704. Liens effective for or against corporations.

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Sec. 2705. Duty of contractor to provide list of persons furnishing labor and material; effect of failure to provide list.

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Sec. 2706. Waiver of lien.

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Sec. 2707. Payment of contractor by owner of residence as a defense; certification of payment for labor and materials or release of liens by contractor.

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Sec. 2708. Fringe benefits.

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Sec. 2711. Time for filing of statement of claim.

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Sec. 2712. Requirements of complaint or statement of claim.

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Sec. 2713. Claims against 2 or more structures owned by same person.

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Sec. 2714. Proceedings by scire facias; form.

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Sec. 2715. Issuance and service of scire facias.

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Sec. 2716. Default judgment; affidavit of defense.

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Sec. 2717. Proof of work done or materials furnished as prima facie evidence of extension of credit on structure.

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Sec. 2718. Lien of judgment.

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Sec. 2719. Execution by levari facias; form.

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Sec. 2720. Division of proceeds.

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Sec. 2721. Savings provision for personal actions.

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Sec. 2722. Lien where labor is done or materials furnished at instance of lessee or tenant.

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Sec. 2723. Rights of owner where lien or judgment is obtained by a subcontractor.

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Sec. 2724. Entries in Mechanics' Lien Docket.

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Sec. 2725. Procedure where claimant institutes personal action and also proceeds under this chapter.

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Sec. 2726. Mechanics' lien on ship or vessel; time for filing claim; procedure.

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Sec. 2727. Auditors; powers and duties; report to Court; exceptions to report.

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Sec. 2728. Judgment on attachment; sale and distribution; suit for deficiency; return of surplus; title under sale.

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Sec. 2729. Discharge of lien on payment into Court or entry of security.

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Sec. 2731. Lien for less than $100.

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Sec. 2732. Time for filing statement of claim; place.

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Sec. 2733. Requirements of statement of claim.

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Sec. 2734. Summons; judgment; transcript.

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Sec. 2735. Entry of transcript and judgment in Superior Court; effect; costs; contractor to give security to owner.

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Sec. 2736. Execution by levari facias; form.

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Sec. 2737. Discharge of lien on payment into Court or entry of security.

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CHAPTER 29. LIENS OF THE STATE AND/R ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

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Sec. 2901. Lien of taxes and other charges; Notice of Lien.

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Sec. 2902. Attachment of lien to proceeds of sale.

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Sec. 2903. Duration of lien.

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Sec. 2904. Payment of taxes by lienholder; action for collection.

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Sec. 2905. Action by lienholder to collect tax lien; amount of recovery; affidavit of demand.

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Sec. 2906. Priority of liens of the State and political subdivisions on real estate; extinction of such liens.

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Sec. 3101. Federal tax liens and liens notices.

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Sec. 3102. Place of filing.

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Sec. 3103. Execution of notices and certificates.

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Sec. 3104. Duties of filing officer.

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Sec. 3105. Fees.

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CHAPTER 35. LIEN OF COMMISSION MERCHANT, FACTOR AND CARRIER

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Sec. 3501. Enforcement by public sale; nature of sale.

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Sec. 3502. Notice in special cases; jurisdiction of justices of the peace in cases of perishable property.

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Sec. 3503. Disposition of proceeds of sale.

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Sec. 3701. Preference of lien.

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Sec. 3702. Duration of lien.

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Sec. 3703. Persons entitled to lien.

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CHAPTER 39. LIENS OF GARAGE OWNERS, LIVERY AND STABLE KEEPERS; REPLEVIN BY OWNER

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Sec. 3901. Persons entitled to liens.

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Sec. 3902. Lienholder's loss of possession.

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Sec. 3903. Sale to satisfy liens.

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Sec. 3904. Release of owner's interest in vehicle or property.

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Sec. 3905. Notice of sale; disposition of proceeds.

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Sec. 3906. Motor vehicles.

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Sec. 3907. Priority of lien.

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Sec. 3908. Remedy of owner.

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Sec. 3909. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 3910. Rules.

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CHAPTER 40. RIGHTS AND TITLE TO ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY

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Sec. 4001. Definition of abandoned personal property.

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Sec. 4002. Right and title to abandoned personal property.

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Sec. 4003. Procedure to obtain title.

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Sec. 4004. Sheriff's or constable's sale of the property when there are lienholders.

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Sec. 4005. Motor vehicles.

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Sec. 4006. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 4007. Rules.

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CHAPTER 41. LIEN OF OWNER OF THRESHING MACHINE, CORN PICKER OR HAY BALER

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Sec. 4102. Removal of grain under lien.

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Sec. 4103. Penalties.

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CHAPTER 43. HOSPITAL LIENS

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Sec. 4301. Liens in favor of charitable hospitals.

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Sec. 4302. Establishment of lien; notice of claim.

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Sec. 4303. Attachment of lien to judgment.

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Sec. 4304. Release as effective; liability of person making payment; limitation.

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Sec. 4305. Recording of liens; fees.

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Sec. 4306. Examination of hospital records.

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CHAPTER 45. WATER RENT LIENS IN WILMINGTON

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Sec. 4501. Priority of lien; transfer of lien upon execution sale.

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Sec. 4502. Duration of lien.

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Sec. 4601. Demolition; notice; reimbursement; lien; lien docket.

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Sec. 4602. Demolition; priority of lien; transfer of lien upon executed sale.

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Sec. 4603. Improvements; notice; reimbursement; lien; lien docket.

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Sec. 4604. Improvements; priority of lien; transfer of lien upon executed sale.

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CHAPTER 47. FIRE INSURANCE TO PROTECT LIENHOLDER

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Sec. 4701. Failure to obtain fire insurance on demand of lienholder.

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Sec. 4702. Right of mortgagee to recover fire insurance premiums.

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Sec.Sec. 4801-4805. Federal tax lien; execution of notices and certificates; duties of filing officer; fees; short title.

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CHAPTER 49. SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES

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Sec. 4901. Short title.

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Sec. 4902. Definitions.

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Sec. 4903. Creation of lien.

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Sec. 4904. Enforcement; satisfaction of lien.

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Sec. 4905. Construction of chapter.

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CHAPTER 50. LIENS AND ESTATE RECOVERIES

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Sec. 5001. Definitions.

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Sec. 5002. Liens; notice.

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Sec. 5003. Estate recovery.

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Sec. 5004. Voluntary reimbursement.

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Sec. 5005. Undue hardship.

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Sec. 5006. Rules and regulations.

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CHAPTER 51. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Subchapter I. Rights, Obligations and Procedures, Generally

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Sec. 5101. Applicability of Code.

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Sec. 5102. Exclusions from application of this Code.

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Sec. 5103. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 5104. Obligations of good faith.

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Sec. 5105. Disclosure.

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Sec. 5106. Rental agreement; term and termination of rental agreement.

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Sec. 5107. Renewals of rental agreements with modifications.

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Sec. 5108. Rental agreement; automatic extension of agreements where parties fail to terminate or renew subject to modifications.

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Sec. 5109. Rental agreement; promises mutual and dependent.

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Sec. 5110. Rental agreement; effect of unsigned rental agreement.

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Sec. 5111. Attorneys' fees prohibited.

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Sec. 5112. Time computation.

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Sec. 5113. Service of notices or pleadings and process.

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Sec. 5114. Notice; contractual notice between the parties.

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Sec. 5115. Application for a forthwith summons.

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Sec. 5116. Fair housing provisions.

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Sec. 5117. Remedies for violation of the rental agreement or the Code.

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Sec. 5118. Summary of residential landlord-tenant code.

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Sec. 5119. .

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Sec. 5120. Landlord liens; distress for rent.

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Sec. 5121. Confession of judgment.

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Sec. 5122. Equitable jurisdiction relating to converted conditional sales agreements.

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Sec. 5141. Definitions.

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CHAPTER 53. LANDLORD OBLIGATIONS AND TENANT REMEDIES

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Sec. 5301. Landlord obligation; rental agreement.

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Sec. 5302. Tenant remedy; termination at the beginning of term.

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Sec. 5303. Landlord obligation to supply possession of rental unit.

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Sec. 5304. Tenant's remedies for failure to supply possession.

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Sec. 5305. Landlord obligations relating to the rental unit.

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Sec. 5306. Tenant's remedies relating to the rental unit; termination.

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Sec. 5307. Tenant's remedies relating to the rental unit; repair and deduction from rent.

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Sec. 5308. Essential services; landlord obligation and tenant remedies.

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Sec. 5309. Fire and casualty damage; landlord obligation and tenant remedies.

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Sec. 5310. "Assurance money" prohibited.

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Sec. 5311. Fees.

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Sec. 5312. Metering and charges for utility services.

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Sec. 5314. Tenant's right to early termination.

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Sec. 5315. Taxes paid by tenant; setoff against rent; recovery from owner.

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Sec. 5501. Tenant obligations; rent.

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Sec. 5502. Landlord remedies for failure to pay rent.

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Sec. 5503. Tenant obligations relating to rental unit; waste.

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Sec. 5504. Defense to an action for waste.

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Sec. 5505. Tenant's obligation relating to defective conditions.

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Sec. 5506. Tenant obligation; notice of extended absence.

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Sec. 5507. Landlord remedies for absence or abandonment.

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Sec. 5508. Landlord remedies; restrictions on subleasing and assignments.

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Sec. 5509. Tenant obligation to permit reasonable access.

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Sec. 5510. Landlord remedy for unreasonable refusal to allow access.

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Sec. 5511. Rules and regulations; tenant obligations.

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Sec. 5512. Rules and regulations relating to certain buildings; landlord remedies.

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Sec. 5513. Landlord remedies relating to breach of rules and covenants.

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Sec. 5514. Security deposit.

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Sec. 5515. Landlord's remedies relating to holdover tenants.

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Sec. 5516. Retaliatory acts prohibited.

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Sec. 5517. Preference of rent in cases of execution.

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CHAPTER 57. SUMMARY POSSESSION

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Sec. 5701. Jurisdiction and venue.

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Sec. 5702. Grounds for summary proceeding.

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Sec. 5709. Answer.

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Sec. 5711. Judgment.

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Sec. 5717. Stay of proceedings on appeal.

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Sec. 5718. Proceedings in forma pauperis.

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Sec. 5902. Necessary parties defendant.

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Sec. 5903. Defenses.

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Sec. 5904. Stay of judgment by defendant.

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Sec. 5906. Powers and duties of the receiver.

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Sec. 5907. Discharge of the receiver.

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CHAPTER 61. COMMERCIAL LEASES

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Sec. 6103. Preference of rent in cases of execution.

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Sec. 6104. Confession of judgment.

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Sec. 6105. Taxes paid by tenant; setoff against rent; recovery from owner.

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CHAPTER 63. DISTRESS FOR RENT

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Sec. 6302. Form of claim; contents; costs.

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Sec. 6303. Order of distress; service of claim and order; levy; inventory; return; duration of levy.

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Sec. 6304. Levied goods in custody of Court; removal and sale; plaintiff's interest.

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Sec. 6305. Protective measures upon a showing that a tenant may abscond.

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Sec. 6309. Public sale of property distrained; notice of sale.

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Sec. 6310. Liability of officer.

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CHAPTER 67. AGRICULTURAL LEASES

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Sec. 6701. Definitions.

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Sec. 6704. Remedy of agricultural landlord.

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Sec. 6705. Distress on agricultural leases.

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Sec. 6706. Preference of rent in cases of execution.

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Sec. 6707. Removal by tenant of hay.

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Sec. 6708. Obstruction by tenant; protection afforded tenant's crops.

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Sec. 6710. Rent payable with portion of grain or produce.

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Sec. 6711. Distress of agricultural produce; appraisal.

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Sec. 6715. Lien on crops.

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Sec. 6716. Preference of rent in cases of execution.

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Sec. 6717. Taxes paid by tenant; setoff against rent; recovery from owner.

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Sec. 6723. Assignment of farm leases.

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CHAPTER 70. MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES

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Subchapter I. Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act

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Sec. 7001A. The Delaware Manufactured Housing Alternative Dispute Resolution Act.

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Sec. 7002. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 7003. Definitions.

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Sec. 7004. Exemptions.

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Sec. 7005. Requisites for rental of a manufactured home lot.

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Sec. 7006. Provisions of a rental agreement.

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Sec. 7007. Term of rental agreement; renewal of rental agreement.

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Sec. 7008. Fees; services; utility rates.

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Sec. 7009. Termination of rental agreement by tenant during first month of occupancy; during first 18 months of occupancy.

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Sec. 7010. Termination or nonrenewal of rental agreement by landlord; due cause; change in land use.

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Sec. 7010A. Termination or nonrenewal of rental agreement by landlord; due cause: noncompliance.

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Sec. 7011. Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Authority.

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Sec. 7012. Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund.

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Sec. 7013. Relocation expenses; payments for nonrelocatable homes.

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Sec. 7014. Payment of funds to landlord for removal and/or disposal of abandoned homes.

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Sec. 7015. Payment of funds to homeowners.

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Sec. 7015A. Rent -- Prohibited lump sum payments.

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Sec. 7016. Holdover remedies after rental agreement terminates, expires or is not renewed.

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Sec. 7017. Effect of unsigned rental agreement.

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Sec. 7018. Security deposits; pet security deposits.

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Sec. 7019. Rules.

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Sec. 7020. Manufactured home standards.

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Sec. 7021. Rent increases.

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Sec. 7021A. Lot Rental Assistance Program.

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Sec. 7022. Manufactured home transfer; rented lot transfer.

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Sec. 7023. Retaliatory acts prohibited.

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Sec. 7024. Delivery of written notice.

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Sec. 7025. Enforcement.

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Sec. 7026. Right of first offer; notice required before sale of manufactured home community.

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Sec. 7027. Change of use; conversion.

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Sec. 7032. Necessary parties defendant.

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Sec. 7036. Powers and duties of receiver.

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Sec. 7037. Discharge of receiver; costs.

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Sec. 7102. Definitions.

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Sec. 7103. Requisites for conversion.

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Sec. 7104. Conversion plan.

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Sec. 7106. Approval by Attorney General.

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Sec. 7107. Extension and termination of leases.

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Sec. 7108. Option to purchase; right of first refusal; rescission of contract to purchase; nonpurchasing tenant with children attending school.

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Sec. 7110. Rights of tenant during conversion.

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Sec. 7111. Handicapped and elderly tenants.

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Sec. 7113. Penalties; jurisdiction.

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Sec. 7114. Modification or waiver of chapter.

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CHAPTER 81. DELAWARE UNIFORM COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT

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Sec. 81-101. Short title.

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Sec. 81-102. Applicability.

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Sec. 81-103. Definitions.

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Sec. 81-104. Variation by agreement.

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Sec. 81-105. Separate titles and taxation.

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Sec. 81-106. Applicability of local ordinances, regulations, and building codes.

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Sec. 81-107. Eminent domain.

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Sec. 81-108. Supplemental general principles of law applicable.

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Sec. 81-109. Construction against implicit repeal.

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Sec. 81-110. Uniformity of application and construction.

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Sec. 81-111. Severability.

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Sec. 81-112. Unconscionable agreement or term of contract.

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Sec. 81-113. Obligation of good faith.

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Sec. 81-114. Remedies to be liberally administered.

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Sec. 81-115. Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.

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Sec. 81-116. Applicability to new common interest communities; effective date.

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Sec. 81-117. Exception for small condominiums and cooperatives.

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Sec. 81-118. Exception for small and limited expense liability planned communities.

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Sec. 81-120. Exception for small preexisting cooperatives and planned communities.

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Sec. 81-122. Applicability to nonresidential and mixed-use common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-123. Applicability to out-of-state common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-124. Applicability to continuing care common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-125. Additional exceptions for preexisting common interest communities or approved common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-126. Transition period for existing contracts prior to effective date.

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Sec. 81-127. Notice.

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Sec. 81-201. Creation of common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-202. Unit boundaries.

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Sec. 81-203. Construction and validity of declaration and bylaws.

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Sec. 81-205. Contents of declaration.

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Sec. 81-206. Leasehold common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-207. Allocation of allocated interests.

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Sec. 81-208. Limited common elements.

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Sec. 81-209. Plats and plans.

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Sec. 81-210. Exercise of development rights.

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Sec. 81-211. Alterations of units.

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Sec. 81-212. Relocation of unit boundaries.

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Sec. 81-213. Subdivision of units.

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Sec. 81-214. Variations in boundaries.

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Sec. 81-215. Use for sales purposes.

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Sec. 81-216. Easement rights.

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Sec. 81-217. Amendment of declaration.

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Sec. 81-218. Termination of common interest community.

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Sec. 81-219. Rights of secured lenders.

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Sec. 81-220. Master associations.

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Sec. 81-221. Merger or consolidation of common interest communities.

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Sec. 81-222. Addition of unspecified real estate.

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Sec. 81-223. Master planned communities.

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Sec. 81-224. Other exempt real estate arrangements.

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Sec. 81-225. Termination following catastrophe.

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Sec. 81-301. Organization of unit owners' association.

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Sec. 81-302. Powers of unit owners' association.

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Sec. 81-303. Executive board members and officers.

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Sec. 81-304. Transfer of special declarant rights.

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Sec. 81-305. Termination of contracts and leases of declarant.

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Sec. 81-306. Bylaws.

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Sec. 81-307. Upkeep of common interest community.

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Sec. 81-308. Unit owner meetings.

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Sec. 81-310. Voting; proxies.

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Sec. 81-311. Tort and contract liability; tolling of limitation period.

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Sec. 81-312. Conveyance or encumbrance of common elements.

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Sec. 81-313. Insurance.

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Sec. 81-314. Surplus funds.

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Sec. 81-315. Assessments for common expenses.

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Sec. 81-316. Lien for assessments.

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Sec. 81-317. Other liens.

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Sec. 81-318. Association records.

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Sec. 81-319. Association as trustee.

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Sec. 81-325. Service on associations and executive board.

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Sec. 81-404. Common interest communities subject to development right.

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Sec. 81-406. Common interest communities containing conversion buildings.

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Sec. 81-407. Common interest community securities.

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Sec. 81-408. Purchaser's right to cancel.

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