Maryland Annotated Code §§ 8-101 to 8-604 governs Maryland month-to-month lease agreements. Under state law, landlords may not charge tenants more than two months’ rent as a security deposit. According to Maryland law, the landlord must return the security deposit to the renter within 45 days of moving out. The landlord may withhold the security deposit for nonpayment of rent and damage to the rental property that exceeds normal wear and tear.
Before landlords and property managers begin engaging in month-to-month tenancy arrangements, they may seek legal advice. Federal laws, state laws, and even local laws affect the tenant's rights and the landlord's rights.
Under §8-402, the notice period for a lease termination of a month-to-month lease in Maryland is 30 days. A termination notice must be a written notice.