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Maryland Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

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Updated on September 28th, 2022

A Maryland month-to-month lease agreement is used to define the rental conditions by which a tenant leases residential property from a landlord on a monthly basis. Unlike a yearly lease, a month-to-month agreement has no pre-established termination date. This means is that the lease will extend for an additional month and shall do so perpetually until either the landlord or tenant decides to end the agreement. To terminate the arrangement, either party must provide the other with one (1) month’s notice before the intended vacancy date.

Notice for terminating (§ 8–402(c)(2)(i)) – Sixty (60) Days

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Disclosures (6)

  1. Habitability and Safety
  2. Lead-Based Paint
  3. Move-in/Move-out Checklist
  4. Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) Disclosure
  5. Security Deposit Receipt
  6. Utilities and Repairs

1) Habitability and Safety

The landlord must affirm in the lease that the rental property is habitable and safe for living.

2) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

The landlord must provide the tenant with a written disclosure regarding lead-based paint on the property if the building was erected before 1978.

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3) Move-in/Move-out Checklist

If they pay a security deposit, the tenant has the right to demand an inventory of existing damage be made by the landlord within fifteen (15) days of occupying the premises.

4) Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) Disclosure

Tenants must be given a written notice if the landlord uses a ratio utility billing system to determine utility charges. The disclosure must include a list of the included utilities, how billing is divided, and an estimate of monthly charges. Not required for condominiums or co-ops.

5) Security Deposit Receipt

The lease must include a copy of the deposit receipt if the tenant pays a security deposit.

6) Utilities and Repairs

The lease is required to relay which parties pay for utilities and repairs.