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Resident's Right of Entry at Beginning of Lease Term

A park owner must assure that the resident may peaceably and quietly enter the premises at the beginning of the lease term.  If owner fails to provide this, the resident need not pay rent until the owner gives possession to the resident.  The resident may also, by written notice, terminate the rental agreement before possession is given and the owner must then refund all money or property given as prepaid rent, deposit, or security deposit.

Read the Law: MD Code, Real Prop. §§ 8A-701 & 8A-702

If it is the owner's fault that the resident cannot take possession, the park owner will be liable for consequential damages actually suffered by the prospective resident after giving notice to owner of his inability to enter the leased premises, whether or not resident terminates the agreement.

Read the Law: MD Code, Real Prop. § 8A-703

Owner's Right of Entry

The park owner has a reasonable right of entry onto resident's mobile home site to repair or replace a utility and to protect the park.  Except in an emergency, owner may not enter in a manner or at a time that unreasonably interferes with resident's quiet enjoyment of the site.

The park owner may not enter a resident's mobile home without prior written consent of the resident, except in the case of an emergency or to prevent imminent danger to the residents. The resident may revoke a consent to entry at any time in writing.

Read the Law: MD Code, Real Prop. § 8A-704



Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., edits by Regina Strait, Esq.

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