Hagerstown, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Maryland

Q: Can an unlicensed landlord enter inside his tenants home or bedroom without notice or consent even if he’s family?

My girlfriend brother is put the house on the market and keeps harassing her by text messages about getting certain rooms cleared out to show buyers while we are still boxing up to move.

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

A: Generally speaking, the Landlord is supposed to give advanced notice if he/she wants to come on the property to inspect, etc., but very few counties have actual rules on the books on how advanced that notice has to be.

However, the Landlord is certainly allowed to come onto the property with proper notice. Licensure makes no difference as to that.

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