.26 Required Notice in Contracts.

A. A home improvement contract shall contain a notice stating that:

(1) Formal mediation of disputes between homeowners and contractors is available through the Maryland Home Improvement Commission;

(2) The Maryland Home Improvement Commission administers the Guaranty Fund, which may compensate homeowners for certain actual losses caused by acts or omissions of licensed contractors; and

(3) A homeowner may request that a contractor purchase a performance bond for additional protection against losses not covered by the Guaranty Fund.

B. The notice required by this regulation shall be included within the contract or, until July 1, 2013, may be included in an addendum attached to the contract, provided that the addendum is signed by the homeowner and contractor.