General Evictions Articles

  • Baltimore City has a law proscribing how a landlord may dispose of a former tenant's possessions after the tenant has been evicted.
  • This article describes the conditions and requirements for a landlord to evict a tenant for breaching the lease.
  • If a tenant, a family member or guest or someone under the tenant's control in public, Section 8, or HUD Housing is involved in criminal activity, the housing authority does not have to provide a hearing before filing a breach of lease action in District Court.
  • This article describes when a tenancy may be terminated in public housing, Section 8, and HUD properties.
  • This article describes the procedure for eviction for failure to pay rent, known as "summary ejectment".
  • Whether it was with permission or without it an owner may file a Wrongful Detainer action in District Court to evict a non-tenant who refuses to leave
  • The article describes the process of going to rent court. Landlords can take their tenants to rent court to evict them for nonpayment of rent.
  • In an eviction proceeding for non-payment of rent, breach of lease, or holding over, if either tenant or landlord asks for a jury trial, tenant must pay into an escrow account all rent as it becomes due during the course of the action.
  • It is against the law in Maryland for a landlord to evict a tenant just because the tenant has brought suit against the landlord or participated in a suit against the landlord.
  • Distress for rent is a court procedure in which the landlord seeks to seize and sell certain of the tenant's possessions which are on the leased premises.
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