Lexington Park, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: Per MD Code Real Prop § 8-203.1 can a landlord refuse tenant to be present during move out inspection due to Coronavirus

To be more specific, the property manager will not allow me, the tenant, to be present during the move-out walk-through inspection due to covid. Thank you

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

A: Just seeking a bit of clarification here:

Are you asking if the Landlord can choose not to come or asking if the Landlord can refuse to allow the Tenant to be present?

For the former, you could allow an agent to take the place of the Landlord to conduct the walkthrough. For the latter... I wouldn't recommend it. If the Tenant has formally requested the walkthrough and the Landlord doesn't allow the Tenant to go through with it, that would be... bad.

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