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Q: I am in MD state. If i break my lease am i responsible for the remaining balance of rent if a tenant is in the appartmen
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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Jul 25, 2019

It will depend on your lease but you will most likely be responsible for a penalty for breaking the lease. Often, tenants are responsible for the remainder of the lease.

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Q: My friend gave me money when I was on hard times and did not state it was a loan.

After months of not speaking with me the friend now wants to take me to court for money that is not a loan. Would this action fall under Title 5 Subtitle 9 5-901 Executory Contracts? The amount was 800 however the friend is stating in court that it is $1200. How do I fight this? I offered to pay... Read more »

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Rolanzo Richard White answered on May 30, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your "friend."

Your matter is pretty fact dependent, however generally, a "gift" is a voluntary transfer of property by one to another, without any consideration or compensation provided to the transferor. Thus, a gift is a gratuity. Determining whether the money...
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