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§ 8-212.1. Persons on active duty with the United States military

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Landlord and Tenant (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Residential Leases (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-212.1
§ 8-212.1. Persons on active duty with the United States military
“Change of assignment” defined
(a) In this section, “change of assignment” includes:
(1) Permanent change of station orders;
(2) Temporary duty orders for a period exceeding 90 days;
(3) Orders requiring a person to move into quarters located on a military installation; and
(4) A release from active duty, including:
(i) Retirement;
(ii) Separation or discharge under honorable conditions; and
(iii) Demobilization of an activated reservist or a member of the National Guard who was serving on active duty orders for at least 180 consecutive days.
Liability for rent
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, if a person who is on active duty with the United States military, or the person's spouse, enters into a residential lease of property and the person subsequently receives a change of assignment, before or after occupying the property, any liability of the person, or the person's spouse, for rent under the lease may not exceed:
(1) Any rent or lawful charges then due and payable plus 30 days' rent after written notice and proof of the change of assignment is given to the landlord; and
(2) The cost of repairing damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the tenant.


Added by Acts 1985, c. 449. Amended by Acts 1999, c. 649, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2017, c. 704, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 705, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-212.1, MD REAL PROP § 8-212.1
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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