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§ 8-205. Anne Arundel County; receipt requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal Property

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Landlord and Tenant (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Residential Leases (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-205
§ 8-205. Anne Arundel County; receipt requirements
In general
(a)(1) In Anne Arundel County, unless the tenant makes payment by check or rents the property for commercial or business purposes, if property is leased for any definite term or at will, the landlord shall give the tenant a receipt showing payment and the time period which the payment covers.
(2) On conviction of violating this section, any person or agent shall forfeit the rent for the period in question.
Receipt required upon request or cash payment
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) of this section, the landlord or landlord's agent shall give the tenant a receipt if the tenant:
(1) Makes payment in cash; or
(2) Requests a receipt.
Failure of landlord to provide written receipt
(c) In addition to any other penalty, the landlord shall be liable to the tenant in the sum of $25 if the landlord fails to provide a written receipt as required by this section.


Added by Acts 1974, c. 12, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 237; Acts 1999, c. 649, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999.
Formerly Art. 21, § 8-212.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-205, MD REAL PROP § 8-205
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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