Landlord-tenant disputes are one of the most common complaints to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. As a renter, you have certain rights, obligations and remedies available under Maryland law. There may also be local protections available or slightly different processes for resolving a landlord dispute.
This Attorney General guide offers tips for avoiding common disputes such as application fees, leases, rent receipts, security deposits, the right to take possession, lease renewals, breaking a lease, rent escrow or when the landlord fails to make repairs, landlord retaliation, lead-based paint hazards and eviction.
The guide walks through common scenarios and offers potential ways to handle the situation.