2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 2 - Residential Leases
Section 8-205 - Landlord to give tenant receipt.

§ 8-205. Landlord to give tenant receipt.

(a)  Required.-  

(1) In Anne Arundel County, unless the tenant makes payment by check or rents the property for commercial or business purposes, if property is leased for any definite term or at will, the landlord shall give the tenant a receipt showing payment and the time period which the payment covers. 

(2) On conviction of violating this section, any person or agent shall forfeit the rent for the period in question. 

(b)  Exception.- Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) of this section, the landlord or landlord's agent shall give the tenant a receipt if the tenant: 

(1) Makes payment in cash; or 

(2) Requests a receipt. 

(c)  Penalties.- In addition to any other penalty, the landlord shall be liable to the tenant in the sum of $25 if the landlord fails to provide a written receipt as required by this section. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 21, § 8-212; 1974, ch. 12, § 2; 1986, ch. 237; 1999, ch. 649.] 

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