The Maryland Attorney General (Maryland OAG) and Westminster Management have reached a settlement agreement that requires Westminster to return excessive application fees; improper agent fees, writ fees, and court costs charged in summary ejectment actions; small credit balances that were improperly retained by the company; and security deposit interest that was not paid to vacating tenants.
The settlement addresses charges that Westminster and the property owners violated the Consumer Protection Act by charging tenants illegal fees and by failing to maintain the properties. The properties in question contained more than 9,000 rental units across Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Prince George’s County.
The properties covered by this settlement are:
- Carriage Hill Apartments
- Carroll Park Apartments
- Charlesmont Apartment Homes
- The Commons at White Marsh Apartments
- Cove Village Apartments
- Dutch Village Apartments
- Essex Park Apartments and Townhomes
- Fontana Village Apartments
- Gwynn Oaks Landing Apartments
- Hamilton Manor Apartments
- Harbor Point Estates
- Highland Village Townhomes
- Morningside Park Townhomes
- Pleasantview Apartments
- Princeton Estates Apartment Homes
- Riverview Townhomes
- Whispering Woods Apartments
As soon as the settlement claim form and process information are available from the Maryland Attorney General, we will be sending emails to all clients who live or lived in a Westminster Management property, to make sure everyone knows how and where to file a claim.
If you are experiencing a landlord-tenant issue related to improper fees or lease clauses that may not be allowed in Maryland, please fill out our landlord-tenant intake form for assistance.