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§ 8-214. Montgomery County; household pets of elderly tenants

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, § 8-214
§ 8-214. Montgomery County; household pets of elderly tenants
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Elderly person” means an individual who is 60 years old or older.
(3) “Landlord” means an owner of residential rental property who offers more than 3 dwelling units for rent on 1 parcel of property or at 1 location.
Application of section to Montgomery County
(b) This section applies only to Montgomery County.
Elderly tenants not prohibited from keeping household pets
(c) If a tenant is an elderly person, a landlord may not prohibit the tenant from keeping a household pet, unless specifically prohibited in writing at the time occupancy took place.
Tenant liable for damage to premises
(d) A tenant is liable for any damage done to the premises by the tenant's pet.
Rules relating to type, size, and number of pets allowed
(e) A landlord may establish reasonable rules governing the type, size, and number of pets allowed, disposal of pet waste, and aspects of pet conduct and pet control related to protection of the health and safety of other tenants and the property of the landlord.


Added by Acts 1985, c. 373.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-214, MD REAL PROP § 8-214
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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