COVID - LANDLORD/TENANT

Until June 5, 2020, the Chief Judge of Maryland has ordered all non-emergency cases in Maryland courts to be stayed during the COVID - emergency.

The Chief Judge has also ordered all residential evictions to be stayed until further notice until July 25, 2020. However, this notice can be changed at anytime by a new court order and tenants who previously had a notice of eviction may not receive notice of a new eviction date.

NON- EMERGENCY CASES IN MARYLAND

 The District Court is not hearing any of these cases at this time. If a case is already pending, it has been placed on hold. A notice will be sent out by the Court to reschedule the case.

  • FAILURE TO PAY RENT

  • BREACH OF LEASE

  • TENANT HOLDING OVER

  • RENT ESCROW

EVICTIONS 

No evictions can occur at this time. The Chief Judge has ordered all evictions in the state to be placed on hold. If a landlord has a court order to evict a tenant (a Warrant of Restitution) that order has also been placed on hold until further notice. This can change at anytime with a new court order and a tenant may not get notice the the new eviction date.

During this time, Landlords should not lock out tenants or evict tenants from property. Lockouts and evictions of tenants by landlords may be viewed as illegal during this time. 

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