Maryland Eviction Laws

Termination and Eviction in Maryland

An unconditional quit notice requiring 14 days to vacate or face eviction may be used for tenants breaching a lease by behaving in a manner that presents a clear and imminent danger to the tenant himself, other tenants, guests, the landlord, or the landlord’s property.

A 30 day unconditional quit notice may be used for any lease violation if the lease states that tenancy can terminate for violation of the lease; and, when tenant is late with the rent three times within the past 12 months, but landlord must have won an eviction lawsuit for each prior nonpayment of rent episode (tenants may reinstate their tenancy by paying rent and court costs after the landlord has won an eviction lawsuit, but before physical eviction)

For all other lease violations that don’t clear and imminent danger, a 30 day conditional cure or quit notice can be used.