Baltimore, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: I payed my first months rent and security deposit and have the receipt, but the landlord has not yet given me my lease.

she is now saying that she is not going to give the lease until I pay more money, but she was suppose to give me the lease when I payed the 5000. I am afraid to give her more money at this point because I still dont have lease and BGE cant prove that I live at the address without the lease. So now it is turned off. What actions should I take

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Leonard A Englander
Leonard A Englander
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: This sounds highly suspicious. Something is not adding up here and I would be very careful if I were you.... Contact a knowledgeable attorney ASAP.

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