Maryland Attorney General renews call for increase to eviction filing fee

Maryland Attorney General renews call for increase to eviction filing fee Due to the high number of eviction cases in Maryland’s courts, Brian E. Frosh (attorney general) urged state legislators to raise the landlords’ filing fee by at least $15 (with $80 as the Maximum). And, according to the Department of Legislative Services, Frosh’s proposal…

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New*** Notice of Intent to File a Complaint

Effective October 1, 2021, before a landlord may file a complaint for failure to pay rent,the landlord must provide to the tenant a written notice of the landlord’s intent to file such a case unless the tenant pays all the rent claimed to be owed within 10 days. An explanation letter from the District Court…

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The Governor of Maryland will not Extend Eviction Moratorium

It is now official, Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency is Over. Lary Hogan officially announced it on August 16, 2021, including the state’s ban on evictions.  Due to the high number of unemployed people, the Baltimore City Council adopts a resolution calling on Larry Hogan to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, but Hogan said he…

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What will the end of the Eviction ban mean in Maryland?

Larry Hogan-Governor of Maryland has extended Maryland’s state moratorium on Evictions through August 15th of this year. You may be wondering what kinds of consequences could come from this? Keep reading to learn more!!! This moratorium prohibits the Eviction of tenants in Maryland for non-payment of rent. But it still allows landlords to evict renters…

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End of COVID-19 State of Emergency Orders in Maryland – Evictions Pending?

The state of emergency declared last year – March 2020- in Maryland by Larry Hogan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is now over.  Indeed, the state of Maryland has successfully vaccinated its residents, exceeding the Biden administration’s goal of having more than 70 percent of adults vaccinated by July 4, 2021. So, what does…

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Holdover Tenant guide: Everything you need to know

What is a Holdover Tenant? The term Holdover Tenant is a bit vague, as it can refer to a tenant who remains in the property but does not pay rent, which can result in eviction. The term “holdover tenant” can also refer to a situation where the tenant pays rent, but the lease is not…

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How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant in Maryland?

In the state of Maryland, there are multiple ways to evict a tenant from your property: Failure to Pay, Breach of Lease, Hold-Over, Wrongful Detainer, etc. This article will focus on the Failure to Pay process and the specific rules and procedures set forth by the state that landlords or property managers must follow (see…

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Pitfalls Investors May Make in Maryland

Some of the trends that I see especially in the Baltimore, MD area. Buying houses at auctions without researching the area. It might seem like a good investment  to bid on a house that is only     $5k-10k.  You might say to yourself, I could put in $50,000 to fix it up and ask…

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