Advocacy Campaigns, Legal, and Legislative Issues

Maryland Attorney General and Westminster Management Settlement Agreement

The Maryland Attorney General 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 Read more about Maryland Attorney General and Westminster Management Settlement Agreement[…]

Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

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 Read more about Did You Know? Maryland is a “Pay-and-Stay” State[…]

Advocacy Campaigns, Legal, and Legislative Issues

New Tenant-Focused Maryland Laws

(Links open a PDF version of the bill text). HB 932/ SB 592: This emergency bill goes into effect immediately and affects renters with failure to pay rent judgments entered against them. While renters can generally stay in their homes if they pay off rent owed plus late fees, this law clarifies that this right Read more about New Tenant-Focused Maryland Laws[…]