Q: I live in MD and I have filed a breach of lease against the tenant who I am renting my house to.
When I filed the form for eviction at District court, I check marked the box for 14 days breach of lease causing imminent danger. Is it possible to change the eviction notice to 30 days for breach of lease?
Also if I filed my case on January 25th and I issued a notice to quit/vacate property on January 1st and all of sudden after realizing tenant is destroying my property intentionally in retaliation. will the judge consider looking at my case or will it get thrown out? Do judges really look at 14 day breach of lease case? If I do go back to court and file a Failure to pay rent, Can I take possession of my property? since Tenant is already 4 months behind and did not sign Covid declaration which i handed to them?
A: That's a whole bunch of questions. In regards to the 14 days, if there is danger of imminent damage/harm, then yes, you could go for the 14 day notice.
In regards to will the judge really look at the notice: it depends on the judge, but yes, they should certainly be looking at it.
You can file a failure to pay rent action, but they are moving pretty slowly through the system. I would consult with a knowledgeable attorney so you can go through your options.
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