The Maryland thirty (30) day notice to quit, as referred to in § 8-402(b)(3), informs a month-to-month tenant that they have thirty (30) days to vacate the rental property before the lease agreement is terminated. Failure of the tenant to move out within the thirty (30) day period allows the landlord to file an eviction action at the local district court. If the tenant pays the rent and any associated fees before the eviction lawsuit is enacted, they retain the right to reside in the rental unit (the eviction action, otherwise known as a “summary ejectment,” would be dismissed). Follow the
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The Maryland thirty (30) day notice to comply or quit, in reference to §8–402.1(2)(A), notifies a tenant that they have thirty (30) days to either fix the lease violation(s) within fourteen (14) days, or vacate the rental unit. If the tenant fails to fix (i.e. “cure”) the violation(s) within fourteen days, the lease agreement will be terminated and they will need to vacate the property by the date specified on the notice. The notice should be served personally (ideally in the presence of a witness), however it can also be sent via certified mail and then posted on the premises
The Maryland fourteen (14) day notice to quit, in reference to Statute §8–402.1, is reserved for use only when a tenant presents “clear and imminent” danger to themselves, other tenants, or the landlord. The notice states that the tenant must vacate the rental unit within fourteen (14) days. If the rental unit is not vacated within fourteen (14) days, then the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit (i.e. “summary ejectment”) in the district court of the rental property’s county location. Download Link: .PDF How to Write Step 1 – In the first input field enter the full name of the tenant.
The Maryland immediate notice to quit for nonpayment, in accordance with § 8-401, is a notice that is given out of respect by the landlord to inform the tenant they are behind on their rent. This is a courtesy that the landlord does not have to provide, as they are allowed to file a Complaint and Summons immediately after a tenant has failed to pay rent. The “summary ejectment” complaint can be filed with the Maryland District Court the day after the tenant fails to pay. Note: Maryland is one of the few states in the country that does not
How to Evict a Tenant (Process)
Maryland eviction laws provide landlords with the right to immediately terminate a lease agreement when a tenant has failed to pay rent (there is no required notice period for terminating a lease agreement for failure to pay rent). When a tenant is in breach of the lease agreement, they must be given at least thirty (30) days notice before the agreement can be terminated. Month-to-month tenants must be given the same period of time (thirty days). If a tenant presents “clear and imminent danger” to the rental property or other tenants, they must receive a fourteen (14) day notice to quit/vacate.
Step 1 – Serve the proper notice to the tenant. Common service methods include personal delivery (the optimal method), certified mail, and posting the notice on the premises of the rental unit. If the tenant has failed to pay rent, you can file an eviction lawsuit (in Maryland, it’s often referred to as “summary ejectment”).
Step 2 – After the eviction action has been filed, the Sheriff will serve the tenant with a summons. The summons gives the tenant a date/time to appear in court. Hearings are usually held five days after the initial complaint is filed. Both parties must attend the hearing.
Step 3 – If the judge rules against the tenant, a court order will be issued demanding that the tenant vacate the rental unit within four (4) days. If the tenant does not vacate the property within four days, the landlord must request a warrant of restitution. The warrant allows the Sheriff to oversee the eviction and if necessary, physically aid the landlord in evicting the tenant(s).
Note: In Maryland, if a tenant pays all back rent and any other required fees to the landlord before the eviction order is enacted, the eviction will be dismissed and they will be allowed to remain in possession of the rental property.