Landlord/Tenant - General

General Landlord/Tenant - General Articles

This article describes how the Judiciary's progressive reopening plan during the COVID-19 health emergency affects eviction and failure to pay rent cases.
Utilities are essential services necessary to make a dwelling livable. These include electricity, gas, water/sewage disposal, and trash collection.
Protective Orders can provide housing protections. Maryland laws also give victims of domestic violence in rental housing added protections.
A “residential lease” is a contract between a landlord and a renter, giving the renter the right to live in a house or apartment. This article gives a brief outline of several common concepts having to do with residential leases, and the duties of landlords and renters.
This article defines what a security deposit is and what is required of tenants and landlords.
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