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§ 8-212.3. Payments to utility service providers deducted from rent to landlord

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: January 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Landlord and Tenant (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Residential Leases (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2014
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-212.3
§ 8-212.3. Payments to utility service providers deducted from rent to landlord
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Affected dwelling unit” has the meaning stated in § 7-309 of the Public Utilities Article.
(3) “Landlord” has the meaning stated in § 7-309 of the Public Utilities Article.
(4) “Tenant” has the meaning stated in § 7-309 of the Public Utilities Article.
(5) “Utility service” has the meaning stated in § 7-309 of the Public Utilities Article.
(6) “Utility service provider” has the meaning stated in § 7-309 of the Public Utilities Article.
Payments to utility service provider deducted from rent
(b) A tenant may deduct from rent due to a landlord the amount of payments made to a utility service provider for utility service if:
(1) An oral or written lease for an affected dwelling unit requires the landlord to pay the utility bill; and
(2)(i) The tenant pays all or part of the utility bill, including payments made on a new utility service account; or
(ii) The tenant pays any security deposit required to obtain a new utility service account.
Tenant’s rights not waivable
(c) A tenant's rights under this section may not be waived in any lease.

Credits

Added by Acts 2013, c. 326, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Acts 2013, c. 327, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-212.3, MD REAL PROP § 8-212.3
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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