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Landlord Legislation in Maryland

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MD HB52 Real Property – Eviction Actions – Alterations in Actions for Repossession

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's duly qualified agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; requiring that, before a landlord may file a complaint to repossess property for the failure to pay rent, the landlord deliver certain written notice to a tenant; altering from the fifth to the seventh day following the filing of a complaint that at tenant much appear before the court; etc.
Sponsors
Melissa Wells
Last Action
Referred Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb52/

MD HB1312 Landlord and Tenant – Eviction Actions – Catastrophic Health Emergencies

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022, and each year thereafter; establishing that a substantial loss of income due to a declared catastrophic health emergency is an affirmative defense to certain eviction actions; etc.
Sponsors
Jheanelle Wilkins
Last Action
Referred Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb1312/

MD HB50 Landlord and Tenant – Residential Leases – Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2021)

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a landlord to provide a tenant with information to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right of free assembly in certain areas within an apartment facility during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; etc.
Sponsors
Vaughn Stewart
Last Action
Hearing 3/25 at 1:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb50/

MD SB454 Real Property – Alterations in Actions for Repossession and Establishment of Eviction Diversion Program

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishing the Eviction Diversion Program in the District Court to reduce the incidence of judgments for repossession of residential property and to promote continuity of housing; requiring the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish a Program in a District Court sitting in a county that processed 10,000 or more claims for repossession of residential property in fiscal year 2019; requiring that a landlord provide a certain written statement to a tenant within 5 days of receiving a certain request from the tenant; etc.
Sponsors
Charles Sydnor
Last Action
Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb454/

MD SB910 COVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act of 2021

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the Maryland Judiciary and local sheriffs and constables, to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring certain information be reported to the Department monthly; requiring certain local sheriffs and constables to provide at least 48 hours notice before executing a warrant; prohibiting a landlord from filing a complaint if a tenant owes less than $600 of unpaid rent; etc.
Sponsors
William Smith
Last Action
Hearing 3/10 at 12:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb910/

MD SB967 Landlord and Tenant – Residential Leases – Tenant Rights and Protections (Tenant Protection Act of 2021)

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a landlord to make a certain disclosure to prospective tenants if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system; requiring that a certain lease provision is unenforceable if a landlord fails to make a certain disclosure; requiring a landlord to provide a tenant with information to document a bill for certain utilities; providing that a tenant organization has the right of free assembly in certain areas within an apartment facility during reasonable hours and on reasonable notice to the landlord; etc.
Sponsors
Michael Jackson
Last Action
Referred Senate Rules
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb967/

MD HB1223 Landlord and Tenant – Screening of Tenants and Renewal of Tenancy – Standards

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Expanding the application of a certain requirement regarding the return of certain fees by a landlord; limiting the number of times that a certain landlord may require a prospective tenant to pay a fee arising out of an application within 60 days, subject to certain exceptions; prohibiting a landlord from denying a certain lease application based on certain information, or a lack of certain information, discovered as the result of a certain background check, credit history check, or rental history check; etc.
Sponsors
Mary Lehman
Last Action
Hearing 3/02 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb1223/

MD HB523 Landlord and Tenant – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Registration and License Information

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a landlord, or a landlord's duly authorized agent, at the time of filing a certain complaint in an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to submit documents demonstrating a property, is in compliance with certain local license requirements and certain lead-based paint abatement laws; specifying that a provisional or temporary license is insufficient to satisfy certain filing requirements; providing that a landlord has the burden of proving that a property is in compliance with certain requirements; etc.
Sponsors
Dalya Attar
Last Action
Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb523/

MD SB401 Landlord-Tenant – Nonrenewal of Lease – Notice Requirements

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide; and applying the Act to any residential lease executed in the State on or after October 1, 2021, and, beginning October 1, 2021, to any residential lease executed before October 1, 2021, that has expired and resulted in a tenancy on or after October 1, 2021.
Sponsors
Jill Carter
Last Action
Referred Environment and Transportation
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb401/

MD HB104 Landlord-Tenant – Nonrenewal of Lease – Notice Requirements

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Altering the period of time prior to the expiration of a tenancy that a landlord is required to notify a tenant, in writing, of the intent to terminate a tenancy upon expiration, subject to certain conditions; applying the notice provisions statewide; and applying the Act to any residential lease executed in the State on or after October 1, 2021, and, beginning October 1, 2021, to any residential lease executed before October 1, 2021, which has expired and resulted in a tenancy created under certain conditions on or after October 1, 2021.
Sponsors
Vaughn Stewart
Last Action
Referred Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb104/

MD HB785 Landlord and Tenant – Commencement of Action to Repossess for Failure to Pay Rent – Required Notice and Grace Period

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a landlord or a duly authorized agent of a landlord to provide written notice to a tenant by first-class mail, return receipt requested if the landlord desires to repossess for failure to pay rent; and specifying that a landlord or duly authorized agent of a landlord may file a written complaint to repossess for failure to pay rent no sooner than 10 days after the tenant receives written notice that the rent is unpaid.
Sponsors
Jen Terrasa
Last Action
Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb785/

MD HB524 Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Rental Property License Information

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a landlord or a landlord's duly authorized agent, at the time of filing a certain complaint for repossession for failure to pay rent in Anne Arundel County or Prince George's County, to submit for inspection by the clerk of the District Court records demonstrating that the property is compliant with certain rental property licensing requirements; specifying that a certain provisional or temporary license is insufficient to satisfy the requirement; etc.
Sponsors
Mary Lehman
Last Action
Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb524/

MD HB861 Real Property – Landlord and Tenant – Reusable Tenant Screening Reports

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts reusable tenant screening reports; prohibiting a landlord that accepts a reusable tenant screening report from assessing certain fees; authorizing a landlord to require a prospective tenant to make a certain certification; etc.
Sponsors
Julie Palakovich Carr
Last Action
Referred Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb861/

MD SB691 Real Property – Landlord and Tenant – Reusable Tenant Screening Reports

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring that a reusable tenant screening report contain certain information regarding a prospective tenant of residential property; requiring a landlord to provide certain notice to prospective tenants regarding whether or not the landlord accepts reusable tenant screening reports; prohibiting a landlord that accepts a reusable tenant screening report from assessing certain fees; authorizing a landlord to require a prospective tenant to make a certain certification; etc.
Sponsors
Shelly Hettleman
Last Action
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb691/

MD HB49 Landlord and Tenant – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent – Lead Risk Reduction Compliance

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring an action for repossession for failure to pay rent to contain certain statements on whether the property is registered or licensed under local law and is an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws; authorizing a court to adjourn a certain trial to enable either party to obtain documents or certain other proof under certain circumstances; repealing a certain prohibition against raising as an issue of fact a landlord's compliance with certain lead-based paint abatement laws; etc.
Sponsors
Samuel Rosenberg
Last Action
Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb49/

MD SB328 Anne Arundel County – Landlord and Tenant – Procedures for Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Authorizing a landlord in Anne Arundel County to repossess property in a certain manner for failure of a tenant to pay rent if a judgment is entered in favor of the landlord; requiring the landlord to provide a written notice of an intended repossession to a tenant in a certain manner; requiring a sheriff in certain circumstances to notify the District Court and prohibiting the sheriff from executing the warrant of restitution without further order of the Court; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
Sponsors
Edward Reilly
Last Action
Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb328/

MD HB1070 Baltimore City – Landlord and Tenant – Repossession for Failure to Pay Rent

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Repealing and adding certain provisions in the Public Local Laws of Baltimore City concerning landlord and tenant law and the repossession of rental property for failure to pay rent; establishing procedures for repossession by a landlord when a tenant fails to pay rent when due; specifying the contents of a certain notice of default and a complaint for summary ejectment; and requiring a sheriff to serve a certain summons in a certain manner.
Sponsors
Regina Boyce
Last Action
Hearing 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb1070/

MD HB1371 Business Regulation – Landlord License

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requiring a person to have a landlord license to do business as a landlord in the State; establishing a licensee fee of $2 per dwelling unit for rent up to a maximum of $100 for an applicant for a landlord license; prohibiting a person who is issued a landlord license from prohibiting a cable television company from entering a dwelling unit for the purpose of constructing, installing, or servicing cable television system equipment if a tenant has requested cable television system service or discriminating based on certain grounds; etc.
Sponsors
Alfred Carr
Last Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb1371/

MD HB729 Landlord and Tenant – Eviction Actions – Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential property against a residential tenant; requiring the District Court to assess the surcharge against a landlord and prohibiting the court from awarding or assigning the surcharge against a residential tenant; etc.
Sponsors
Adrienne Jones
Last Action
Hearing 2/17 at 1:30 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb729/

MD SB530 Landlord and Tenant – Eviction Actions – Filing Surcharge and Prohibited Lease Provisions

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential property against a residential tenant; requiring the District Court to assess the surcharge against a landlord and prohibiting the court from awarding or assigning the surcharge against a residential tenant; etc.
Sponsors
William Smith Shelly Hettleman Jill Carter Jeff Waldstreicher
Last Action
Hearing 2/26 at 2:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb530/

MD HB719 Commercial Tenants – Personal Liability Clauses – Enforceability

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Providing that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document may be unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operations or close to the public, the commercial tenant's default occurred between March 23, 2020, and September 30, 2020, inclusive, and the court finds, based on the totality of the circumstances, that enforcement of the personal liability clause would be unjust; etc.
Sponsors
David Moon
Last Action
Referred Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb719/

MD SB130 Landlord and Tenant – Failure to Pay Rent – Fee Limit During Emergencies

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibiting a landlord from assessing certain late fees for the failure of a tenant to pay rent under certain circumstances and following certain notice from the tenant; requiring a tenant to provide certain documents to a landlord for a certain purpose; requiring a tenant to provide written notice with each missed rent payment in order to avoid an assessment of certain late fees; authorizing a landlord to reasonably request documents supporting a tenant's claim from a tenant for a certain purpose; etc.
Sponsors
Arthur Ellis
Last Action
Hearing 1/28 at 11:00 a.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb130/

MD HB31 Courts – Surcharges and Payment to Special Funds – Prohibited Lease Provisions

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and directed to certain special funds in the State; establishing the Rental Assistance Special Fund to provide funding to nonprofit organizations that work in the area of rent assistance to pay the back rent for individuals facing a potential residential rental property eviction; etc.
Sponsors
Luke Clippinger
Last Action
Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb31/

MD HB1093 Real Property – Emergency Services and Nuisance Actions

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibiting a landlord from using a lease or form of lease that contains a provision that prohibits, limits, or penalizes a tenant or another individual for reasonably summoning the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services; prohibiting a landlord from taking certain retaliatory actions because a tenant or another individual sought the assistance of law enforcement or emergency services for certain purposes; etc.
Sponsors
Julie Palakovich Carr
Last Action
Withdrawn by Sponsor
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-hb1093/

MD SB892 Real Property – Residential Leases – Fee in Lieu of Security Deposit

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Authorizing the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit in a residential lease, subject to certain requirements; prohibiting a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit and providing that a landlord is not required to consent to the payment of a fee in lieu of a security deposit by a tenant; providing that a fee in lieu of a security deposit may be paid in any amount and at any frequency agreed on by the landlord and the tenant; etc.
Sponsors
Malcolm Augustine Jeff Waldstreicher Michael Jackson
Last Action
Referred to interim study by Judicial Proceedings
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/md-2021-sb892/

Must-Know Maryland Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used

Law Paint Law

It is required by landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Discrimination Law

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

Tenant Duties

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Security Deposit Limit

Before a tenant moves in, you can charge them a security deposit. Fortunately, doesn’t have any limitations regarding the amount the deposit can be. You can set an amount based on the property’s rent or value. And you can charge a security deposit for short-term or long-term leases. Then, you can hold onto that amount for the duration of the tenant’s stay. While you can use the money from the deposit, it’s smart to keep it in a separate account. When the tenant moves out, you can make sure you have enough money to pay them back. You can outline the terms of the security deposit, such as the amount and when you will return it, in your lease agreement. That way, you and your tenant both understand the terms, and you can use similar language if you ever buy property in another state.

A Legal Lease Document

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

Required Disclosures

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

Providing a Safe Environment

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

 Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

Laws About Making Repairs

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Security Deposits

It is common for landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

Renters Right To Privacy

Most landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

Landlord-Tenant Laws: Essential For Protecting Yourself Legally and Financially

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more You can find more resources and guides here.

Reviewing Laws for Landlords

Understanding laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

Maryland Landlord Legislation Blog

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Eviction Moratorium Ends

Time to Focus on Rental Assistance Breaking News August 27, 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year. In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium to be unlawful was no longer justified. In their order, the justices wrote, “The

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A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

The real estate market is in a particularly unusual state in 2021 as the overall economy seeks to correct itself during an ongoing pandemic. One of the more surprising results of the past year is that while housing prices are going up, the cost to rent is, in many places, going down or stabilizing. Now is a great time for property owners to analyze the kind of leasing agreements they typically offer. Is month-to-month rental a better solution in the present,

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

If you’re a landlord who has recently discovered the presence of unknown tenants living in one of your properties, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Is this trespassing? Can you simply kick them out? The answer is not quite so simple, assuming these unexpected tenants are squatters. We tend to think of squatters in basic, colloquial terms: people who have moved into a property they don’t own or rent and live there without permission. However, you’ve probably also heard

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

As a landlord, your hope is to bring on high-quality tenants that abide by the lease and pay rent on time each month. However, you might be surprised at how likely it is that you could find yourself going through the eviction process at some point in your tenure. In the past few years, US eviction data was compiled and revealed just how common evictions actually are. In fact, in 2016 alone, 2.3 million evictions were filed in America. Our goal is

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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