June 1, 2015

   How a Prince George's detective spent two years cracking a real-estate scam - more- 







May 12, 2015
Maryland Woman turns to "7 On Your Side" for help evicting squatters from her property. -more-.   







March 31, 2015
Baltimore County Sherrif's sergeant pays restitution in dispute eviction case -more-. 



March 20, 2015
Court filing fee increase voted down on House floor -more-:   




February 17, 2015
Bill introduced to protect Maryland renters from abuse -more-:   



January 1, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, all residential rental properites constructed prior ro 1978 must comply with Maryland's Lead Risk Reduction in Housing Act.  The Law Requires rental property owners to: 

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 May 1, 2014
glendaleGlenn Dale man sets fire to house as he is being evicted. Prince George's deputies say.  

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January 13, 2014
Please be advised the forms DC/CV081 Warrant of Restitution, DC-CV-082 Failure to Pay, and DC-CV-082-MH Park Owners Complaint, have been revised to provide a vitally important notice with instructions for Spanish speaking residents threatened with a possible evictions.

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November 18, 2013
Directive 13-08 from Joan E. Baer, Assistant Chief Clerk, Administrative Services of the District Court of Maryalnd requires that all citizens fiing a Failure to Pay Rent Action on or after November 1, 2014 to use DC/CV 82 with a revision date of 6/11/13.  

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August 29, 2013
Prince George's County law differs significanly from the Maryland law relative to security deposit on rental leases.

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October 24, 2012
Gazette News
Prince George's County Council is examing legislation that would change the current eviction s process.
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May 10, 2011
District Court
Every Maryland landlord will have to prove the landlord is licensed. 
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June 1, 2013
Public Notice Failre to Pay form (DC/CV82) and the Failure to Pay Park Owner's Complaint for Repossession of Rent Property (DC/CV 82 MH) as a result of SB642, effective Juen 1, 2013. This change only affects the Disposition section signed by the Judge. 

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June 2, 2013
Annapolis Women award $800K from Landlord for undisclosed bedbug infesation. 

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May 1, 2013
Baltimore City change the requirement for filing "No Right of Redemption" The pink copies of the prior judgments must be submitted with the Failure to Pay Complaint at the time the action is filed.

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January 19, 2013    Washington Post
The two-story brick house in Clinton had been vacant for two years when the vandalism began. First, a door was busted. Then a window was shattered. Then the air conditioning unit was stolen.

Neighbors tried for months to get the foreclosed house on Student Drive boarded up. Finally, about 6 p.m. New Year’s Day, Leroy Button looked out his window and saw the five-year-old house across the street engulfed in flames — a blaze being
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October 19, 2012
The Prince George’s County Council is examining legislation that would kick the current process for evictions to the curb.
Under the proposed changes, landlords would have to mail a tenant with a specific date for their eviction two weeks before a person is thrown out. When the eviction happens, any items left by a renter could not be left on a curb or public space, but would have to be disposed of either as waste, donated to an organization or gotten rid of through some other legal means, according to the legislation.
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September 17, 2012
The   Landlords Held Responsible For Pit Bull Injuries; Tenants Face Eviction & Legal Battle. Showdown over pit bulls.

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November 3, 2011
Court ruling fair to ground rent owners (Baltimore Sun)
The claim in a recent Sun editorial that ground rent owners "seized" homes is erroneous. The former ground rent ejectment process took two full years before resulting in eviction, during which time the homeowner could stop the process by paying the rent. In fact, of the 541 homes allegedly "seized," most were abandoned, boarded-up properties, and the ground rent owners who obtained possession of them repaired them and returned them to the housing market. 
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September 23, 2011
Know your rights in disputes with Tenants (Baltimore Sun)
For Eddie Germino, being unemployed for a time last year worked to his advantage in a dispute with his Maryland landlord. Germino, 27, had moved out of the house where he had lived with other students. Now he was trying to get his security deposit back."Since I had so much free time," he says, "I was able to do all the legal research and make all the calls and write all the letters." case.
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May 10, 2011
Maryland Court of Appeal
Maryland Court of Appeals, in "McDaniel vs. Baranowski" (September Term, 2010) has mandated that to file a Failure to Pay, the lanlord in those jurisdictions requiring licensure, must affirmatively demonstrate that he is licensed at the time of the filing of the complaint for summery ejectment in order to initiate the summary ejectment process. Every landlord will be required to demonostrate that a current and valid rental license exists for the property. Landlords are advised to obtain copy of the current license and to produce the license at the time of the tria. Failure to comply wih the Current mandate may result in dismissal of the case.
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October 2, 2010
Washington Post
The powers (of attorney) that be: What you need to know now.
On Oct 1 the Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act rook effect. The changes make it more difficult to delegate a power of attorney, and so this tool can no longer be regarded as a last-minute alternative to attending a real estate closing.
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Aug 7, 2010
Washington Post
For thousand of responsible tenants, consult local agenices..
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Sept 17, 2009
County May require landlords to evict rowdy renters. 
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