Landlord Tenant Law

Maryland Landlord Tenant Laws

As a Maryland landlord tenant attorney, I provide legal representation to both landlords and tenants regarding legal matters that pertain to commercial and residential properties. Whether you need legal advice to clarify the terms of a lease agreement, or if you are looking for an attorney to represent you in a legal dispute, I invite you to contact my Towson, Maryland law office for a consultation. I provide legal representation to landlords and tenants in all counties in the Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia and Towson, Maryland areas.

Maryland Landlord Legal Representation

Like tenants, Maryland landlords have legal rights that protect their property interests. Landlord issues my law office encounters include tenants failing to pay rent, or violating one or more lease provisions such as owning a pet when the lease clearly states “no pets.”

Landlord tenant law in Maryland is complicated. Most counties, in addition to the City of Baltimore, have their own tenancy laws. This includes rental licensing laws that are meant to provide additional legal protection to tenants. It is important to have an experienced attorney review your lease prior to leasing any commercial or residential property.

I provide legal representation for the following landlord legal matters:

1. Drafting new residential and commercial leases

2. Modifying lease terms

3. Legal advice for repair issues and damage disputes

4. Filing legal actions for residential and commercial evictions

5. Defending landlords against lawsuits brought by tenants

6. Illegal or unauthorized use of the premises

7. Breach of contract

I invite you to contact my law office to learn more about the legal services I provide to Maryland residents.

Maryland Tenant Legal Representation

As a maryland tenant, you have a basic right to a habitable living environment. This means your rental unit must have water, electricity, some form of heating, and adequate protection from the elements. Common apartment areas must also be safe for tenants. It is also unlawful for landlords to discriminate against tenants. This includes landlords not renting to prospective tenants due to their race, gender, national origin, color, or religion.

Tenants can use the courts to ensure their landlord makes repairs to their property or return security deposits. In the event a landlord tries to unlawfully evict you, I can represent you and ensure your property rights are protected. I can also represent you in the event your landlord fails to do any of the following:

1. Return security deposit

2. Maintain the property in good condition

3. Provide notice of foreclosure

4. Disclose code violations

5. Abide by the terms of the rental agreement

If you are in dispute with your landlord or tenant, contact my Towson law office at (410) 321-8860 to discuss your legal matter in confidence. I can review your legal issue and provide you with advice and guidance on how to best proceed.

I serve both landlords and tenants with legal needs in the Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Columbia, Crownsville, Ellicott City, Essex, Glen Burnie, Joppa and Towson, Maryland areas.