Maryland Month-to-Month Lease Agreement Template

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The Maryland month-to-month rental agreement, or “tenancy at will,” is for a landlord-tenant relationship that has no specific end date and continues as long as the lessee pays rent. This type of arrangement is often used for temporary residents, contract workers, travelers, and other individuals who cannot commit to a longer-term contract. Even though the tenant is renting for what may be a short-term period, the eviction laws in Maryland remain the same for all types of residences. Therefore, the landlord should review all tenants by performing a background check on them.

Rent Increase – There is no statute regarding the amount of notice that a landlord must provide a tenant before increasing the cost of rent.

Minimum Termination Notice (§ 8-402) – 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 – “In Montgomery County, except in the case of single family dwellings, the notice by the landlord shall be two months in the case of residential tenancies with a term of at least month to month but less than from year to year”).

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