Washington, DC asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: Can the court kick me out because I've been filed on for eviction more than once?

I'm in Ellicott City, MD. I had financial trouble and was filed on for eviction a few times. But I always paid my balance before eviction happened. Now they're saying the court can and will kick me out without notice because I've been filed on several times even though everything is paid now. Is that something that can legally happen?

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

A: That would depend. If this is a failure to pay rent situation and your Landlord has gotten 3 judgments against you in the last 12 months, then the Landlord can request that the right of redemption be extinguished, at which point, yes, it wouldn't matter if you paid the outstanding amounts. Has your Landlord received 3 or more judgments in the last 12 months?

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