2017 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 5A - Rental Housing -- Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
§ 8-5A-04. Notice -- Victim of sexual assault

  • (a) Delivery. -- If a tenant or legal occupant is a victim of sexual assault, the tenant may terminate the tenant's future liability under a residential lease under § 8-5A-02 of this subtitle if the tenant provides the landlord with written notice by first-class mail or hand delivery of an intent to vacate the leased premises, including the tenant's or legal occupant's status as a victim of sexual assault.
  • (b) Copy of protective order. -- The notice provided under subsection (a) of this section shall include:
    • (1) A copy of a protective order issued for the benefit of the tenant or legal occupant under § 4-506 of the Family Law Article; or
    • (2) A copy of a peace order issued for the benefit of the tenant or legal occupant for which the underlying act was sexual assault under § 3-1505 of the Courts Article.
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