Maryland judges differ on ‘what is rent?’


An opinion by the state's highest court this year is upending that tradition by doing what Maryland's real estate statute does not: defining "rent."
News Story (Maryland)

Doug Donovan
Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2016
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Tags: Courts, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Justice Center (PJC)


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Advocates for tenants disagree. And increasingly, judges are siding with their interpretation.

“Despite what landlords are saying, it’s a significant gain for tenants,” said Zafar Shah, an attorney for the Public Justice Center.

The center represented Felicia Lockett in her lawsuit against a property management company that attempted to evict her, allegedly in retaliation for her advocacy on behalf of tenants of Bristol House in Baltimore.