New Maryland Landlord-Tenant Law Effective October 1, 2023
Notice Requirements for Rent Increases
Pursuant to House Bill 151, effective October 1, 2023, a landlord must notify a tenant in writing before increasing the tenant’s rent as follows:
(1) or tenancies for a term of more than one month, at least 90 days in advance of the rent increase;
(2) for tenancies for a term of more than one week, but not more than one month, at least 60 days in advance of the rent increase; and
(3) for tenancies for a term of one week or less, at least seven days in advance of the rent increase.
This is a change in all jurisdictions as there were previously no specific requirements relating to notice of rent increases.
If you need assistance with ensuring notices sent to tenants are legally compliant, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail:
Disclaimer: Local, State and Federal laws, orders, rules and regulations may be modified and updated at any time and without notice. Likewise, orders of the Court and communications regarding Landlord-Tenant actions are also being continuously added, amended and updated. That said, the information provided is based on our current understanding of the laws, orders, rules and regulations that are currently in effect. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you seek legal counsel before initiating any sort of Landlord-Tenant action to ensure that you are acting in compliance with all aspects of any local, Maryland and Federal laws, orders, rules and regulations in effect at that time, as well as all orders of the Court.