Maryland Residential Lease Agreement
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 are any disputes during the tenancy, both parties are encouraged to read the Attorney General’s Webpage (PDF Version)
- Lead-Based Paint – The landlord must handout this form if the premises was constructed before 1978 due to this type of paint being legal until that time.
- Move-in Checklist – According to § 8-203.1, if a landlord accepts a Security Deposit this form must be filled-in within fifteen (15) days of occupancy.
- Security Deposit Receipt – According to § 8-203, within one (1) month from the tenant’s move-out, this receipt must be sent along with the deposit amount.