Changes to Maryland Landlord/Tenant Law Announced

Maryland has announced significant changes to the state’s Landlord/Tenant law, and all landlords need to become familiar with these modifications.  As of October 1, 2021, changes will be implemented that impact the Landlord Tenant eviction process and t[ ... ]

How to Resolve a Lease Dispute

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, a lease dispute can be stressful, disruptive and a source of unnecessary expense and hassle. Fortunately, for those faced with determining how to resolve a lease dispute, you don’t have to deal with it alone. Maryland la[ ... ]

Maryland COVID Eviction Rules

The COVID-19 pandemic has created problems and confusion for both landlords trying to collect rent and for tenants who are struggling to pay it. The fact that Maryland COVID eviction rules keep changing adds to the confusion. Tenants who become ill or lose their jobs due to th[ ... ]

The Top 5 Legal Mistakes Maryland Landlords Make

While it is nice to earn income by renting property, it won’t be worth it if you make legal mistakes and end up being sued in a landlord-tenant dispute. If you are considering becoming a landlord in Maryland, it makes sense to consult a skilled landlord/tenant lawyer to revi[ ... ]

What Are Replevin/Detinue Actions?

If another person has taken — or borrowed and refused to return — property belonging to you, you may be wondering whether you have legal recourse to recover the item or items. Yes, you do, in the form of replevin and detinue actions. These two types of cases are very simi[ ... ]

Understanding a Tenant’s Right of First Refusal

Our Maryland lawyer can help you with the complex issues involving the first right of refusal in a rental agreement in Baltimore City and the City of Takoma Park in Montgomery County. The concept behind the right of first refusal is fairly straightforward: Contractual[ ... ]

A New Year, a New Business Plan?

New Year's is a time for personal reflection, for recommitting to old goals and making resolutions. But what about your business? Like you, it probably could use some fine-tuning. The first of the year is the perfect time to make a new business plan, one that sets new objectiv[ ... ]

When Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant?

Although most landlords would agree that it’s far better to have a long-lasting, profitable relationship with a steady tenant, there may come a time when evicting a tenant is the most tenable option for your property, security, and profitability. But evicting a tenant is not[ ... ]

Will You Be a Pet-Friendly Landlord?

For many Americans, pets are considered a part of the family, and they would not consider living in any home without their fur-bearing companions. Chances are good that many of your potential tenants will also be pet lovers. More than half of all Americans own pets, and nearly[ ... ]

What Does Baltimore’s New Inspection Law Mean for Smaller Landlords?

A new law in Baltimore is requiring landlords of smaller rental properties to get their apartments inspected. The uncertainty of these i[ ... ]