Create a Maryland Lease Agreement with our attorney-drafted template!
A Maryland lease agreement is a legally binding agreement between a landlord and a tenant where the landlord agrees to let the tenant use the property for a certain amount of time provided that they pay a certain amount of rent each month. For a Maryland lease agreement to be legally binding, it must comply with state law and be signed by both the landlord and the tenant(s).
The most commonly used Maryland lease agreements include a commercial lease agreement, a standard residential lease agreement, a month-to-month agreement, a lease to own agreement, and a roommate agreement.
It’s important to know how to write a standard Maryland lease agreement because it is the most common agreement used for residential leases. Remember that the Maryland lease agreement that you draft must comply with state law. Here’s the information that should be listed in the lease:
When the Maryland lease agreement is signed by both parties, each should keep a copy of the executed agreement.
Under Maryland state law, there are several disclosures that must be made.
Under federal law, any residential unit built in 1978 or before that is rented must include a lead paint disclosure.
A Maryland lease agreement may not request more than two months of rent as a security deposit. The landlord must return the security deposit within 45 days of the end of the lease. If money was used for repairs, the landlord must include a list of itemized deductions.