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§ 8-208.2. Retaliatory actions for reporting lead poisoning prohibited

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, § 8-208.2
§ 8-208.2. Retaliatory actions for reporting lead poisoning prohibited
In general
(a) 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.
Retaliatory actions
(b) 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.
Entitlement to relief and eligibility for attorney’s fees and costs
(c) 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.
Construction of section
(d) 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.

Credits

Added by Acts 1994, c. 114, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-208.2, MD REAL PROP § 8-208.2
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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