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§ 8-904. Provision of access to legal representation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Landlord and Tenant (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Access to Legal Representation in Eviction Cases (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-904
§ 8-904. Provision of access to legal representation
(a) Under the Program, MLSC shall provide for access to legal representation by a covered individual for a judicial or administrative proceeding to evict or terminate the tenancy or housing subsidy of a covered individual, including the first appeal of a decision in the proceeding if the designated organization determines that there are sufficient legal grounds for the appeal.
Designated organizations; timing of access
(b)(1) Under the Program, a designated organization shall ensure that a covered individual receives access to legal representation by an attorney in a proceeding as required under this subtitle as soon as possible after:
(i) A landlord provides notice to terminate a tenancy;
(ii) The initiation of an eviction proceeding; or
(iii) The determination by a designated organization that a proceeding related to a constructive eviction on behalf of a covered individual should be initiated.
(2) If feasible, legal representation required under this subsection should begin no later than the time of the covered individual's first appearance in a proceeding.
Contracts with designated organizations
(c) MLSC may contract with a designated organization to provide all or part of the services required under this section.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 746, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-904, MD REAL PROP § 8-904
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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