2018 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 2 - Residential Leases
§ 8-205.1. Payments for water or sewer utility services to landlord

  • (a) "Utility service provider" defined. -- In this section, "utility service provider" means a public service company or a unit of State or local government that provides water or sewer utility services.

  • (b) Applicability of section. --

    • (1) This section applies only to a landlord of a building that contains one or two residential dwelling units.

    • (2) This section does not apply to a landlord that requires a tenant, under an oral or written lease, to pay water or sewer bills directly to the utility service provider.

  • (c) Requirements. -- A landlord that requires a tenant to make payments for water or sewer utility services to the landlord shall:

    • (1) Use a written lease that provides notice that the tenant is responsible for making payments for water or sewer utility services to the landlord; and

    • (2) Provide a copy of the water or sewer bill to the tenant.

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