2017 Maryland Code
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 1 - General Rules
§ 8-104. In grant of nonpossessory corporeal interest, attornment by tenant unnecessary; payment of rent before notice
Any grant of a nonpossessory corporeal estate is valid and effective without the attornment of the tenant in possession. However, any payment of rent by the tenant to the grantor of the grant prior to actual notice of the grant is an effective discharge of liability for the rent.