2018 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 2 - Residential Leases
§ 8-212.1. Liability of military personnel receiving certain orders

  • (a) "Change of assignment" defined. -- In this section, "change of assignment" includes:

    • (1) Permanent change of station orders;

    • (2) Temporary duty orders for a period exceeding 90 days;

    • (3) Orders requiring a person to move into quarters located on a military installation; and

    • (4) A release from active duty, including:

      • (i) Retirement;

      • (ii) Separation or discharge under honorable conditions; and

      • (iii) Demobilization of an activated reservist or a member of the National Guard who was serving on active duty orders for at least 180 consecutive days.

  • (b) In general. -- Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, if a person who is on active duty with the United States military, or the person's spouse, enters into a residential lease of property and the person subsequently receives a change of assignment, before or after occupying the property, any liability of the person, or the person's spouse, for rent under the lease may not exceed:

    • (1) Any rent or lawful charges then due and payable plus 30 days' rent after written notice and proof of the change of assignment is given to the landlord; and

    • (2) The cost of repairing damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the tenant.

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