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Q: My daughter lives in off campus housing at college that requires roommate agreement for a pet and sneak it in.

My daughter went and bought a dog after receiving the okay from the roommates but one of the roommates turned her in. She paid the fine and the pet fee but also has to have roommates sign an agreement with the apartment complex. The roommate that turned her in refuses to sign. My daughter has the... Read more »

Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson answered on Sep 13, 2021

Does your daughter have a handicap/disability that the dog provides assistive support for?

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Q: Can a property manager put your car on a list to be towed without informing you
Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson answered on Aug 4, 2021

Towing questions depend on the terms of your lease (usually found in the rules/house rules section). Outside of the lease, HOA/COA rules and bylaws, along with posted signs will control here. You want to check each of these for parking permission requirements and make sure your vehicle is in... Read more »

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Q: Hello, I can not find this answer on line. Can a Baltimore city Landlord confiscate property in my backyard?

I have a grill that the landlord claim are forbidden in our lease. Is the landlord allowed to take my grill with notice?

Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson answered on Jun 23, 2021

Generally, the answer is no. However it depends on your lease. Is there a Rules section in your lease or any language specific to the treatment of grills or prohibited items generally?

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Q: Homeowner selling after signing year lease.

Update: This was a renewal lease and is scheduled to be our second year in the property.

I just signed a year lease that ends June 2022. I'm now being informed by the homeowner's real estate agent that the owner would like to cancel my lease ASAP and sell the property. What are my... Read more »

Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson answered on Jun 15, 2021

Generally, a lease is a contract that attaches to the leasehold property, meaning the terms of your lease could bind the purchaser of the property. However, it all depends on the terms in your lease. Your options include, negotiating an early buy-out, filing a lis pendens action, or simply... Read more »

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