Washington, DC asked in Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for Maryland

Q: I live here for 2 months. 12 month lease. My landlord is selling my apartment. Can I reject open house and viewing

I only been here for 2 months my lease is no where near ending. I’m in Baltimore MD and was told that she can do

The open house but do I have to agree to the viewing? What are my rights when it comes to the public viewing my personal things within the apartment

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: First, read your lease to see if there is a specific provision regarding this. If not, NO. An open house is NOT a reasonable request from a landlord. Reasonable inspections upon advance notice and appropriate times are generally allowed, but having real estate agents and prospective buyers traipsing through your residence at all hours, without notice, or subjecting you to a mass all day free walkthrough to the general public is not reasonable. In Baltimore, all rental units must be licensed by the City or the landlord cannot enforce the terms of their lease. Check that status here, before doing anything else:


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