2019 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 8 - Landlord and Tenant
Subtitle 4 - Landlord's Remedies Other Than Distraint
§ 8-405. Summary ejectment when tenant dies intestate and without next of kin

    (a)    If a tenant under a lease dies intestate and without next of kin, the landlord may bring an action for summary ejectment under § 8–401 of this subtitle against the tenant named in the lease notwithstanding the tenant’s death.

    (b)    The landlord shall certify to the court in the written complaint required under § 8–401(b)(1) of this subtitle that, to the best of the landlord’s knowledge, the tenant is deceased, intestate, and without next of kin.

    (c)    Property or income from property that a landlord holds for a deceased, intestate tenant without next of kin shall be presumed abandoned in accordance with Title 17 of the Commercial Law Article.

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