Are utilities considered rent? The law remains unclear.

  A recent article in the Associated Press (courtesy of the Baltimore Sun)discusses how  Maryland judges differ on what should be considered "rent"for purposes of evictions after a early 2016 landlord tenant case shook things up. A recent case Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol has perhaps helped sway the pendulum towards further protections for Maryland's …

Retaliatory Actions-Proving your landlord has retaliated against you.

Retaliatory Actions- What is it and how do you prove it? In Maryland, as in many states, a tenant has a number of rights. One such right includes protections against retaliatory actions including eviction, arbitrary increases in rent or decrease in services that they are otherwise entitled to. Landlords are prohibited from engaging in such actions …