Strange situation here. The building owner and landlord died in November and his mother is taking over and fixing all the business problems. I contacted the new property manager about what she did but they said they haven't heard anything and want the rent on April 14th when it's due.... Read more »
The rent obligation is independent of any tort or contract liability the new owner or management company has for disposing of your belongings. Therefore, pay the rent if you want to remain living there or face a distress for rent action. You can sue the property owner/management company or...Read more »
We are required to give notice at least 6 months before the end of our lease. I've only seen time periods up to 90 days so is 6 months legal?? We did sign this but is the contract legal in the first place?
Went into the property, to clean for move in found mold in the kitchen, infested with roaches, holes in the walls and previous tenants had dogs which soiled the carpet and the house smells really bad, the microwave doesn’t work and the dishwasher doesn’t work either. The kitchen counters are... Read more »
Sorry, just saw this. Everything is governed by the lease. If you are noting these issues now though and you haven't already signed a lease, I would see about getting out of this ASAP. These type of problems rarely get better.
She said she felt threatened but no one threatened her. I didn’t move and then she put an eviction notice on the door. She prepaid rent to use for legal costs. I did move but I don’t know what to say in court. Can someone please help me.
When I filed the form for eviction at District court, I check marked the box for 14 days breach of lease causing imminent danger. Is it possible to change the eviction notice to 30 days for breach of lease?
Also if I filed my case on January 25th and I issued a notice to quit/vacate... Read more »
I own a property in AA county, Md. my tenant stop paying rent started jan 2021. After serving her a 30 day notice to vacate property. in retaliation she started to damage my property. One time she blocked my mechanical room with items and created a fire hazard. A 14 day notice was issued to her to... Read more »
It sounds to me like you might have a breach of lease situation on your hand. If you gave her the proper notice, the next step would be to file a breach of lease. I would contact an attorney before doing so, as the showing in an emergency breach of lease situation (ie. where you would make use of a...Read more »
she is now saying that she is not going to give the lease until I pay more money, but she was suppose to give me the lease when I payed the 5000. I am afraid to give her more money at this point because I still dont have lease and BGE cant prove that I live at the address without the lease. So... Read more »
Generally speaking, the notice requirement is 30 days notice, effective rent due date. If your landlord wants to sell it, that's how much notice he will have to give (ie. May 2021). There is talk of a law prohibiting the giving of notice in MD for a while, but it's unclear whether that...Read more »
When screening the applicant for tenancy, what information is a mobile home park able to ask for? If the person purchased the mobile home outright, and rents the land, can they legally ask for the following information?
Yes, they can, since they may decide not to rent to someone who has bad credit and will likely fall behind on the rent payments. However, under the Maryland Mobile Home Park Act, a park owner may not unreasonably deny a mobile home owner's application to enter into a rental agreement; and if...Read more »
Courts are open, and are handling cases, many by remote video hearings over zoom on the internet or through participation by telephone. Some courts still have in-person hearings. There are no COVID eviction protections for commercial leases.
The tenant has means & finances but just using Covid to his advantage. How can we evict 3/31 or can we at least convert to triple net to free ourselves of recurring expenses? Can’t afford the $2500 retainer or the hourly rates. Thanks!
If this is a commercial lease--not a residential--then give 30 days written notice to vacate (it's month-to-month), or whatever longer period is required by the lease, and when they fail to vacate you file for eviction based on tenant holding over beyond the term of the lease, or immediately...Read more »
The carpet has never been replaced nor have the walls been repainted during the entire 11 year duration of my residency there. When I initially moved in there were already a few stains on the carpet which I did notate in a certified letter to my Landlord upon my move in inspection. There are a few... Read more »
Your legal responsibility is to leave the premises in broom-clean condition, in substantially the condition upon move-in, but with ordinary wear-and-tear excepted. I imagine 11 years of "ordinary" wear-and-tear can be quite significant, meaning the premises will not look as new and clean...Read more »
Letter states to vacate in 30 days. Is she covered by cares act or does she have to leave in 30 days? We are not going through the court because they are not hearing on evictions until July. What rights do we have as landlords?
At the moment, there is no law in effect that would stop you from giving 30 days notice. CARES coverage expired a while back for these types of cases. You will likely have no choice but to go through the Courts. Unfortunately, that is the only legal way to get rid of a tenant who refuses to leave....Read more »
Our tenant owes 11k in back rent due to pandemic. We sent a certified letter to her to vacate in 30 days as we need to sell. We are trying to prevent the house going into foreclosure. She said she’s not leaving. What rights do we have as landlords?
So, provided the 30 day letter was done properly, you would need to file a Tenant Holding Over action with the District Court. This will start the process for eviction. Unfortunately, the Courts are in Phase 2 so there is no guarantee when the courts will hear...Read more »
when i asked the landlord to fix the vent, that has so much dirt and grime hanging out of it, i was told it is not in the budget. it seems they do not want to fix it and i cannot afford to move now. what is my legal recourse?
It depends on whether he air quality from the dirty vent (or the restricted air flow) poses a substantive health hazard to you, thereby making occupation of the apartment a dangerous health hazard to you. If yes, then you could file a rent escrow action in District Court (forms may be found on the...Read more »
Clearly not enough factual information to provide legal advice you can rely upon. For instance, what notices have you sent to the tenant(s) regarding their breach of payment of rent under the lease? Have you terminated the lease or given notice to vacate at any time? How long ago? What tenant...Read more »
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