Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

COVID-19 Information for Residents, Business Owners, and Property Managers/Rental Housing Providers

National Consumer Law Information NEW: National Consumer Law Center article on consumer protection with links Information for Maryland Residents/Tenants NEW: Maryland Multi-Housing Association Statement on Renter Protections (Link opens a PDF) FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties In The Court of Appeals Of Maryland, Administrative Order on Suspension of Read more about COVID-19 Information for Residents, Business Owners, and Property Managers/Rental Housing Providers[…]

Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

Maryland Eviction Information

Information courtesy the Public Justice Center: As of March 16, 2020, all evictions in Baltimore City have been postponed through March 27, 2020. Any eviction scheduled between now and Friday, March 27 will be rescheduled for some time on or after Monday, March 30. You may not receive notice of the rescheduled eviction date. Evictions Read more about Maryland Eviction Information[…]

Advocacy Campaigns, Legal, and Legislative Issues

Urgent: Tell your state delegates: YES to the Tenant Protection Act HB 744

The Housing/Real Property Subcommittee will vote TODAY on HB 744, Tenant Protection Act. The amended bill brings renter and landlord interests together on 3 new statewide protections for Marylanders, in an effort to balance the power dynamic between landlords and tenants: Utility bill transparency: Have you ever wondered why the landlord billed you a certain Read more about Urgent: Tell your state delegates: YES to the Tenant Protection Act HB 744[…]

Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

“My Landlord Won’t Make Repairs, Now What?”

We get quite a few inquiries from tenants who are living in unimaginable circumstances. No heat or hot water in the winter, basements and walls covered in black mold, leaky roof, flooded basements, even a collapsed ceiling or two, and they’ve contacted the landlord to ask about repairs and maintenance. Their circumstances may vary, but Read more about “My Landlord Won’t Make Repairs, Now What?”[…]

Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

Damage vs Normal Wear and Tear

A lot of our tenant inquiries this week were about security deposits, and the difference between normal wear and tear vs damage. A few landlords were asking about it, too, so it seemed a topic worth investigating further. The good news: There is a difference. The bad news: Nobody can really agree on what the Read more about Damage vs Normal Wear and Tear[…]