Maryland Landlord Tenant Law

For property owners, the decision to become a landlord is a common one.

It is a practical way to earn income and put your property to good use. But this isn’t something that you should be rushed or decided hastily. There are many considerations and landlord-tenant laws and regulations that future landlords must think about before diving headfirst into turning a property into a rental. Likewise, for businesses and individuals who want to rent a property instead of purchasing, these considerations are equally important.

If you are considering becoming a landlord or reshaping your current property management strategy, or if you are facing legal issues with your tenants or landlord, the attorneys at Lusk Law, LLC can provide you with skilled, experienced counsel to develop and execute a plan that fits your best interests.

Maryland landlord-tenant law attorney Rebekah Lusk, who leads our Landlord/Tenant practice, is also a landlord, so our knowledge comes not just from our legal backgrounds, but also from first-hand experience. We have helped many landlord and tenant clients in both commercial and residential legal matters. To learn more about how we can assist you, call (443) 535-9715 or fill out our online form.

Having an attorney that understands the challenges specific to being a landlord is an invaluable asset. We have a deep understanding of what it takes to protect a landlord from the possibility of litigation. The language used in drafting leases, for example, can prove to be instrumental in the protection of your property and your assets. You may wonder why you should bother hiring an attorney when you can download a boilerplate lease from the internet for free. Here’s why: A custom lease, created in consultation with an attorney knowledgeable about Maryland landlord-tenant law, has the power to limit the number of disputes that can arise in your dealings with tenants — and protect you if you are sued. And that is money in the bank for you.

If litigation does occur — whether the issue is a contract breach, collection problems, claims of violation of county or state laws, or any other type of dispute — between you and a tenant, the attorneys at Lusk Law, LLC can assist you throughout all aspects of the case, up to and including skillfully representing your interests in the courtroom.

Lusk Law, LLC handles cases in landlord-tenant court, district court, and circuit court. We manage a wide variety of cases. including failure to pay rent, wrongful detainer, tenant holding over, breach of lease, and violations of the Consumer Protection Act. Our firm’s extensive experience with handling landlord-tenant matters in court means that you will have experienced and knowledgeable counsel assisting you every step of the way.

At Lusk Law, LLC, we are also happy to put our experience to use for clients who rent property — whether commercially or residentially. Many of our clients turn to us for help regarding the leases they are considering for their company or for their own residence. By hiring a skilled, experienced attorney familiar with all aspects of rental property, you can be sure that your best interests are being looked after before you enter an agreement with the property owner. Additionally, if disputes arise with the owner of the property for failure to make repairs, unsafe conditions, or other issues regarding the terms of the contract, we can assist you by negotiating with the landlord directly or representing you in court.

Whether you have made the decision to become a landlord, rent property for your business, or you are considering what the best course of action might be for your own personal or professional endeavor, consulting our landlord and tenant law attorneys will ensure that you start off on the right foot. We can help you resolve or litigate disputes, depending on your needs and preferences, and make sure that you and your interests are protected. Some of our clients come to us because they need legal representation in landlord or tenant disputes, but many of our existing clients also approach us for counsel regarding issues related to real estate, leases, and or rental properties, prior to any dispute.

Landlord-tenant law attorney Rebekah Lusk’s experience as a property owner and landlord will work to your benefit. We are intimately familiar with all stages of landlord/tenant relations and will be able to assist you in any stage of drafting contracts and settling disputes or rent collection issues. Contact us via our website or call (443) 535-9715 to learn more about how we can help you with our deep knowledge of Maryland landlord-tenant law.

 

Why You Need a Property Attorney

When it comes to property law, the devil is very much in the details. If you’ve ever looked over a contract and felt overwhelmed by the language, you’re not alone. Many property owners, buyers, landlords, and renters have run into problems simply because they either failed to thoroughly review the details of a document or neglected to draft the right language in a contract.

Hiring a skilled property attorney is the best way to ensure that your interests are protected. At Lusk Law, LLC, we review and draft all documents to make sure that you know exactly what you’re agreeing to and that they are customized to your needs. We keep you in alignment with the law and with the best practices of the industry. Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to property agreements. Contact Lusk Law at (443) 535-9715 to schedule an appointment.

Commercial Leases

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A commercial lease is a binding agreement that should be mutually beneficial to the tenant and landlord. A lease should also be specific to a property and to the parties involved – there is no “standard” when it comes to commercial leases, and using a vague, non-specific lease can lead to legal headaches for all parties involved.

There are two types of commercial leases: gross and net. Gross leases include all of the property owner’s costs – insurance, property taxes, and maintenance – in the monthly rent payment. Net leases require the tenant to pay for some or all of those costs. Many commercial leases are hybrid documents that include aspects of both gross and net leases. At Lusk Law, LLC, our attorneys will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each type of lease and which is best suited to your situation. Call us today to learn more.

What Makes a Good Attorney?

A good lawyer is thorough, analytical and assertive. They have a deep understanding of the law and their client’s needs. Skilled attorneys have spent years learning the common pitfalls their clients might encounter, and they use this knowledge to steer their clients clear of unnecessary mistakes.

At Lusk Law, LLC, we’ve established trust with our clients by delivering consistent results.

We make it a priority to build relationships based on the superior quality of our work and excellent customer service.

How We Can Help with Your Landlord-Tenant Law Issues

Rebekah Lusk and her associates offer clients a variety of services involving landlord-tenant law. We assist clients with property-related issues to make sure they are on sound legal footing and their interests are being looked after. And our clients also know that they can come to us for assistance with other legal issues, whether they be business or personal matters.

By providing dependable representation that spans several areas of the law, we have built long-lasting relationships with our clients. We’re proud of our ability to help clients in so many facets of their lives. They know that we’ll respond quickly to their requests and that we’ll deliver exceptional results in a timely manner.

Helping Landlords

We can help our landlord clients through all matters related to their property. Being a landlord can be very difficult, so we make sure that our clients don’t need to worry about being in compliance with Maryland law and that all their contracts are drafted with their business’s best interests in mind.

Landlords come to us with several types of legal issues, from tenant-screening questions to disputes over leases. Rebekah Lusk is also a landlord, so she is deeply familiar with potential problems. She not only helps clients solve their immediate conflicts, but she also makes sure that they avoid these pitfalls going forward.

Protecting Landlord Rights

Whether dealing with problematic tenants or complying with regulations, landlords often feel as though they have fewer rights than their tenants. However, it is important to realize that the law can also be on your side. So much of a landlord’s legal options depend on the lease they have with tenants, so it’s vital to properly draft these documents before you rent a property. Regardless of your situation, you should always consider your legal options if you have problems with tenants or the authorities.

At Lusk Law, LLC, we stand up for the rights of our clients. We protect our landlords to make sure that they aren’t taken advantage of by their tenants and that they have every opportunity to meet Maryland’s regulatory standards. Call our law offices at (443) 535-9715.

Cost-Effective Solutions for Your Maryland Landlord-Tenant Law Questions

A landlord’s mistakes can be costly for their bottom line, their reputation and the future of their business. By helping our clients avoid these mistakes, we help their businesses succeed. We also understand that overly expensive legal representation presents an entirely new set of challenges that most landlords and business owners must deal with. That’s why we make efforts to keep our fees reasonable for our clients.

By helping landlords avoid costly mistakes and charging reasonable fees, we enable them to invest their money where they feel it is best for them and their business. We also build relationships based on trust. Our clients know that we will always look out for their interests and provide them with sound legal advice in many different areas of the law.

If you want to learn more about our services, we encourage you to contact Lusk Law, LLC to speak with us today. We help clients across Maryland with several types of legal matters. Give us a call at (443) 535-9715 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with our legal team.

Client Review

I was involved in a landlord tenant issue when I was working in Baltimore. After two years, the landlord filed the complaint again after I moved to Denver. I contacted Rebekah, she collected the information readily, and layed out all the options for me. She has been very gracious, patient and professional through out the whole process. Eventually, the case was settled within 3 weeks. Overall, my experience with Thienel & Lusk was fabulous and I highly recommend them. – Hengbo Z.

Lusk Law, LLC 5 / 5
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