2018 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 2 - Residential Leases
§ 8-208.2. Retaliatory actions for informing landlord of lead poisoning hazards

  • (a) Prohibited. -- Notwithstanding the provisions of § 8-208.1 of this subtitle, a landlord of real property subject to the provisions of Title 6, Subtitle 8 of the Environment Article may not evict or take any other retaliatory action against a tenant primarily as a result of the tenant providing information to the landlord under Title 6, Subtitle 8 of the Environment Article.

  • (b) Retaliatory actions. -- For purposes of this section, a retaliatory action includes:

    • (1) An arbitrary refusal to renew a lease;

    • (2) Termination of a tenancy;

    • (3) An arbitrary rent increase or decrease in services to which the tenant is entitled; or

    • (4) Any form of constructive eviction.

  • (c) Remedies. -- A tenant subject to an eviction or retaliatory action under this section is entitled to the relief, and is eligible for reasonable attorney's fees and costs, authorized under § 8-208.1 of this subtitle.

  • (d) Breach of lease provisions. -- Nothing in this section may be interpreted to alter the landlord's or the tenant's rights arising from a breach of any provision of a lease.

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