Did You Know? Maryland is a “Pay-and-Stay” State

Maryland is one of the few states nationwide that gives tenants the right to pay all of the money owed after an eviction has been filed, and stay in the home — even right up to the time the sheriff or constable shows up to carry out the eviction. The landlord is required to accept the money and allow you to stay, even if they still want to evict you. You must pay all of the money at once, including any fees or court costs that have been added to the rent owed.

There is an exception to this rule, however.

If you have three or more judgements against you in previous eviction cases, within the past 12 months, or four or more judgements against you in Baltimore City.

Use this link to find more information on evictions in Maryland, including “Pay-and-Stay”.