The Maryland immediate notice to quit is a letter given out of respect by the landlord to inform the tenant they are behind on their rent. Use of this notice is optional as the landlord may file the eviction lawsuit (known as “Summary Ejectment”) immediately after the tenant fails to pay rent. The tenant has the right to retain their tenancy and stop the eviction by paying the total rent due, and all applicable late fees and court costs before the eviction order is issued. However, this right may be waived if the tenant has multiple non-payment actions filed against them within the past year.
Laws – § 8-401