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Action Alert: Support Tenant Protections in Rent Court Today!

There are two bills that will be heard in Annapolis by the Environment and Transportation Committee on March 7 at 1:00 PM, that would introduce additional protection for tenants. These bills are important to creating an equitable legal playing field for tenants in rent court: HB1346, introduced by Delegate Lafferty (D-District 42A) defines “rent” as Read more about Action Alert: Support Tenant Protections in Rent Court Today![…]

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2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch

HB0172 – Home Act of 2017 Stating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which those individuals are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the housing policy of the State regarding the provision of fair housing to include Read more about 2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch[…]


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Free Legal Clinic: Pro Boo-no Day!

Pro Boo-no Day 9:00 AM to noon, Saturday October 31 Maryland Legal Aid, 500 E Lexington Street. Attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and the Pro Bono Resource Center will be on hand to provide brief consultations on a variety of topics: Landlord-tenant Foreclosure Child Custody Bankruptcy …and more! Don’t let your Read more about Free Legal Clinic: Pro Boo-no Day![…]


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Baltimore County Residents: Support County Bill 58-15

Sponsored By: Councilman David Marks, District 5 Bill Information: This bill would impose a penalty on property owners who have repeatedly allowed their tenants to hold unruly social gatherings on their premises, particularly those that involve underage drinking. Previously the law applied to homeowners, but would now include landlords and property management companies. You can Read more about Baltimore County Residents: Support County Bill 58-15[…]


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“My Landlord Won’t Make Repairs, Now What?”

I get a lot of emails from tenants who are living in unimaginable circumstances. No heat or hot water in the winter, basements and walls covered in black mold, flooded basements, even a collapsed ceiling or two. Their circumstances vary, but the question at the end of the email is generally the same:  “What can Read more about “My Landlord Won’t Make Repairs, Now What?”[…]


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Homestead Tax Credit: Not for Rentals

The State of Maryland has a tax credit that’s available to homeowners, to offset the high property taxes — this credit is for owner-occupied dwellings only, and not to be used for rental properties where the homeowner does not reside. If you move away, and wish to rent out your property instead of selling it, Read more about Homestead Tax Credit: Not for Rentals[…]


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Support HB1143 / SB799 and Prevent Landlord Retaliation

Bill Information: Sponsored by Delegates Frush, Braveboy, Bobo, Fraser-Hidalgo, Glenn, and Hucker, HB1143  and SB799 (sponsored by Senators Ramirez, Forehand, and Manno) would prevent a landlord from refusing to renew a tenant’s lease if the tenant complained about unsafe conditions in the home. Why This Bill is Important:  Tenants have a right to live in Read more about Support HB1143 / SB799 and Prevent Landlord Retaliation[…]