Philadelphia, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: I filed a complaint with the county building inspector and my landlord served me a 90 day notice to vacate.

We signed our lease November 13, 2019 and have been on a year to year lease since. My landlord served us a notice to vacate by April 30th. I have four children, three in school and I need to know of what he is doing is legal?

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

A: It depends. Based on what your describing, you might have grounds to claim retaliation. However, the Landlord might be able to counter and provide a reasonable alternative explanation. In short, you should contact an attorney, as retaliation defenses are tricky.

Shaneka Johnson
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Shaneka Johnson
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: What county is your rental home located in? (If the county is Prince Georges, additionally what city is your rental home located?)

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