2018 Maryland Code
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.