Maryland Code requires that a vendor of real property encumbered by one or more conservation easements shall, on or before entering into a contract for the sale of the property, deliver to each purchaser certain documentation and notices, including:
- A copy of all conservation easements encumbering the property.
- The following notice: "This property is encumbered by one or more conservation easements or other restrictions limiting or affecting uses of the property. Maryland law requires that the vendor deliver to the purchaser copies of all conservation easements on or before the day the contract is entered into. The purchaser should review all conservation easements carefully to ascertain the purchaser’s rights, responsibilities, and obligations under each conservation easement, including any requirement that after the sale the purchaser must inform the owner of the conservation easement of the sale of the property.”.
The Maryland Association of Realtors has published a form "Conservation Easement Addendum" which aids sellers in satisfying the above state requirement.
Where Can I Get a Copy of This Disclosure Form?