Landlord/Tenant - Local Laws
General Landlord/Tenant - Local Laws Articles
The following laws and rules apply only to residents and property in Anne Arundel County. The following does not apply to any other areas of Maryland.
In all residential leases in Baltimore City, whether oral or written, it is implied that the landlord covenants and warrants that the dwelling is fit for human habitation.
Baltimore City has a law proscribing how a landlord may dispose of a former tenant's possessions after the tenant has been evicted.
Baltimore City has a number of special laws regarding lead paint abatement.
When a landlord delays unreasonably or refuses to repair a condition which threatens the life, health or safety of the tenant, the rent escrow law provides several remedies, including the payment of rent into court so that the accumulated funds may be used to pay for repairs.
Where there are certain serious defects in a dwelling and the landlord has failed to correct them within a reasonable time, this law permits the tenant to pay the rent into court so that funds may accumulate and be used to pay for needed repairs.
Rental and housing laws vary from county to county. Local laws are one of the three different types of law that may apply to your rental or housing situation.
Powers of the Human Relations Commission to eliminate discriminatory practices in housing in Prince George's County.
The Prince George's County Housing Code sets minimum standards for all structures intended or used for human habitation.
Special laws for landlord/tenant issues
The following laws and rules about rental housing property apply specifically to residents and property in Baltimore County. Rules not covered here may be covered by other Maryland law.
The following laws and rules apply only to residents or property in Prince George’s County. Note that the following rules apply only to Prince George’s County, and do not apply to any other areas of Maryland.
In March 2017, Montgomery County law changed to include more responsibilities for landlords. This article summarizes the changes.
Special Laws that apply to Montgomery County and cities within.
This law provides that before any voluntary transfer of title, such as a sale, of a single-family residential rental property takes place, the tenant of that property has the right of first refusal to purchase it.
How to raise your concerns at a Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals hearing in Baltimore City.