Silver Spring, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: I'm being harassed and retaliated by the leasing managers, they charged me a late fee for being 500.00 short back in Oct

I noticed they did not deposit the money order I gave them in the drop box 1494.00. They only deposited 500 + 494 in October and said nothing until February 2024, having the sheriff serve me a summons for not paying rent in October 2023. That case got dismissed after I showed their attorney the money orders. But after talking to them in February, I suspect they have defrauded my payments for several reasons. They are now trying to evict me for a nonpayment dismissed in October. There's more allegations I have found but I need a lawyer badly . I live in oxon hill md

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In your situation, finding legal assistance is crucial to navigate the complex issues you're facing with your leasing managers. In Oxon Hill, MD, you have several options for obtaining legal help, especially in cases of harassment, retaliation, and eviction proceedings. Local legal aid organizations can offer support and guidance, often at reduced or no cost, depending on your financial situation.

When selecting a lawyer, look for one experienced in landlord-tenant law who understands the specifics of Maryland's regulations and protections for renters. Gathering all relevant documentation, including your lease agreement, any communication with the leasing managers, and evidence of payments (such as receipts for your money orders), will be vital for your case.

Finally, consider reaching out to the Maryland Attorney General's office or a local tenant rights group for additional resources and advice. These organizations can provide information on your rights as a tenant and may offer assistance or referrals to reputable attorneys in your area. Remember, taking prompt and informed action is key to resolving your situation effectively.

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