Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 05 - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Subtitle 04 - SPECIAL LOAN PROGRAMS
Chapter 05.04.01 - Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program - Regular Rehabilitation Program
05.04.01.14 - Construction Process
05.04.01.14. Construction Process
A. Permits. If required by local codes, building permits shall be obtained and posted at the project before the beginning of construction. All other permits, if any, required by State or local government also shall be secured before construction begins.
B. Contract Documents.
(1) Work done, materials supplied, and construction procedures employed shall comply with all contract documents, applicable codes and standards, including those set forth in these regulations, and those general specifications established by the Department. The Department's general requirements and specifications guidelines shall be furnished on request.
(2) Contract documents include without limitation:
(a) Rehabilitation contract agreement;
(b) Change orders;
(c) Work write-ups;
(d) Instructions to bidders;
(f) Drawings; and
(g) Contractor's proposal.
(3) There shall be no modification of any contract documents without the prior written consent of the Department or the local administrator, as evidenced by an approved change order, executed by:
(a) The contractor; and
(b) The property owner.
C. Inspections. The local administrator or an agent authorized by the local administrator and acceptable to the Program may conduct inspections to determine the required scope of work, to verify payments, and to facilitate construction problems and disputes and arbitration procedures.
D. Construction Disputes. If disputes between the contractor and borrower occur, the Department shall recognize the findings of the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General.
E. Termination of Contracts. Contracts may be terminated for cause in accordance with the loan documents and contract documents.(Regulation .14D repealed effective September 5, 1980 (7:18 Md. R. 1737)
Regulations .14 adopted effective July 22, 1991 (18:14 Md. R. 1609)
Regulations .14 amended effective November 9, 1992 (19:22 Md. R. 1986)
Regulation .14B amended effective September 29, 2003 (30:19 Md. R. 1329))