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4 Fair Housing Act Myths in Maryland

As a landlord or a tenant, you are probably aware of the Fair Housing Act. This piece of legislation is designed to prevent discrimination during the process of selling or leasing real estate properties on the basis of a protected category (color, ...

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The Residency Requirements for a Maryland Divorce

In the eyes of the law, it does not matter where you got married. The divorce will be filed in the state where you currently reside, which means it is subject to all of the laws in that state. Whenever one spouse lives in Maryland, they can file for ...

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Mistakes Landlords Make With Security Deposits

Security deposits are common when renting in Maryland, and they are very useful for landlords to ensure that they have funds that can be used if a tenant damaged the property and repairs need to be made. However, since landlords are required to hold ...

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5 Misconceptions About Leases in Maryland

  When agreements are made through leases, it is common for disputes to arise, and in many cases legal action is required.  While real estate law can often be complicated under specific circumstances, here are 5 common misconceptions ...

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Local Differences in Maryland Tenant Holding Over Laws

A tenant is considered holding over when he or she does not vacate a rental property at the end of the lease term or upon lease termination. In these cases, the tenant is typically liable to the landlord for all damages caused by the holding over. At ...

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Should You Accept Section 8 Vouchers? Pros and Cons for Landlords

While landlords in Maryland have found The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, to be a valuable option for attracting reliable tenants and filling unoccupied units there are pitfalls that landlords should be aware of. How ...

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Maryland Evictions and Rent Escrow

Failure to pay rent when it is due is the most common reason evictions occur in Maryland. Maryland laws typically support landlords in eviction cases but tenants do have protected rights. To evict a tenant, the landlord must first give notice to ...

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Don’t Forget Your Deposit

Moving out can be an exciting but stressful time. Even after the actual moving part is over, there can sometimes be problems. One common problem is the landlord's failure to send back the security deposit. When you've done all that was required as far ...

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What to Do If You’re Unhappy with Tenancy in Baltimore

While most families or individuals moving into rental properties plan to stay for the duration of the lease that was signed, if the property is unsafe or unacceptable that might not be possible. If you find yourself unhappy with tenancy in Baltimore ...

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Before You Sign Your Lease

Are you moving this spring? Have you been accepted into college or a graduate program that requires relocation or apartment living? Before you pack the moving truck and mark your calendar, you need to review your lease and purchase renter’s ...

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