General Evictions Articles
This article describes the conditions and requirements for a landlord to evict a tenant for breaching the lease.
This law provides for eviction and other remedies if any property, residential or commercial, including mobile homes, is being used for drug-related activity.
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.
One of the facts of life in a rental situation is that there is no substitute for a good landlord or a good tenant. Laws can define the relationship and the responsibilities of each party but there are always situations that are best resolved by being decent, courteous and fair.
Maryland state law prohibits the landlord from taking possession of the premises or tenant’s property without legal process. Should a lockout occur, the tenant has the right to hire a locksmith, change the locks, re-enter the premises, and hold the landlord responsible for the cost involved.
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".
Employees of the federal government, Maryland State government, and a local government in Maryland have certain protections during a government shutdown where the employee is involuntarily furloughed from work. These protections apply even if the employee is required to report to work during the furlough.
If you are the tenant or other person with the right to possess a property, you may ask someone to leave. Even if you gave that person permission to enter the property, your guest must leave when you ask. If a guest or squatter refuses to leave, you may ask the court to issue an order to remove them by filing a "wrongful detainer" action in District Court.
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.