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§ 14-212. Eviction or distress

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Emergency Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Civil Relief During Emergency Periods (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-212
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 16A, § 22
§ 14-212. Eviction or distress
In general
(a) Except by order of court in a proceeding affecting the right of possession, an action for eviction or distress may not be brought against a person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage if:
(1) the rent for the premises does not exceed $150 per month; and
(2) the premises are occupied for dwelling purposes by the spouse, children, or other dependents of the person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage.
Stay of proceedings
(b)(1) In a proceeding affecting the right of possession:
(i)1. on its own initiative the court may stay the proceeding for a period not exceeding 3 months; and
2. subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, on motion the court shall stay the proceeding for a period not exceeding 3 months; or
(ii) the court may issue any other order.
(2) The court need not stay the action if the court finds that the ability of a tenant to pay the agreed rent was not materially affected because the tenant was a person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-212, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-212
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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