Maryland Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

Download Maryland lease agreements that make it available for a landlord and tenant to come to a legal contract that binds each party. The standard agreement is the most popular which features a one (1) year arrangement for livable space with the lessee making payments on a monthly basis. Whether the property owner or manager has commercial or residential property, it is advised to screen the any potential tenants with the rental application.

The Maryland commercial lease is a legal contract binding an individual or entity to making monthly payments in exchange for using office, industrial, or retail space. There are many factors that go into this type of agreement but first order of action by the landlord is to always verify every entity through the rental application as well as verifying their entity through the Secretary of State’s Business Database. Three (3) Ways to Structure the Agreement Gross – Landlord pays for all…

The Maryland eviction notice allows for a landlord to inform a tenant that they are late on their rent. This form is given as a courtesy on behalf of the property manager/owner as they are able to file a legal eviction with the court in their jurisdiction immediately when rent is late.Typically a landlord will give between three (3) and five (5) days for the landlord to get “caught up” with their back-payment(s). Read The Facts about evictions from the…

The Maryland month to month rental agreement, or tenancy at will, is for a landlord-tenant relationship that has no stated end date, but continues as long as the lessee pays rent. Under Maryland law, Statute 8-402, that either party may cancel the agreement with at least one (1) month of notice to the other party (Unless it is in Montgomery County or within the City of Baltimore). Even though the tenant is renting for what seems like a short-term, the…

Download the Maryland rental application which allows a landlord to view an individual’s credit and background for information that allows a decision to be made. A non-refundable fee may be allocated by the landlord whether the tenant is approved or not. After a thorough review has been made the landlord will inform the the tenant along with how much the Security Deposit will be (two (2) month maximum under State law § 8-203). If a Security Deposit is assessed, the landlord must…

The Maryland residential lease is designated for landlords and tenants seeking a fixed term arrangement, usually of one (1) year, with monthly payments to be made on the first (1st). After a tenant views and decides they would like to move-in to a residential unit, the landlord will usually ask for their personal information through the rental application. Once approved the landlord will decide upon the Security Deposit, which cannot be over two (2) months’ rent according to § 8-203. If there…

The Maryland sublease differs from the other agreements as it is the only one where the current tenant decides to rent space they currently have a contract. The agreement may be setup in two (2) ways; Total Sublease | PDF | Word – The tenant decides to rent the entire space to someone else. Roommate | Word – The tenant decides to rent a room or bed to someone else. The tenant, or sublessor, is encouraged to only accept an individual…


Habitation (8-208) – Must state in the agreement that the premises will be in good and useful condition at the time of occupancy.

Identification (8-210) – All persons that are allowed to enter the property and accept notices must be stated in the contract.

Lead-Based Paint – For any housing unit built prior to 1978.

Move-in Checklist (8-203.1) – Required to be distributed to all incoming tenants at the time of lease signing if a Security Deposit was required.

Security Deposit Receipt (8-203) – The landlord is required, at the end of the term, to provide a receipt stating the amount of the deposit along with any itemized deductions.


Security Deposit (8-203)

Maximum – Two (2) months’ rent.

Returning – Within forty-five (45) days.


Landlord does not have to legally give notice but it is highly recommended and considerate that at least some type of notice is given before entering the property.