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Maryland Tenant Lawyer: What Fees Should a Landlord Pay When an Apartment Becomes Damaged and Uninhabitable?

Condo_Baltimore_Maryland_Landlord_Tenant_LawyerFor example, recently a local tenant was without water for a couple of days due to pipes that burst.

The first thing to do is request that the property manager make an emergency repair. Additionally, you or your attorney should demand that the property manager reimburse you for any extra expenses such as hotel, food and cleaning of personal items. Do not deduct the expenses from your rent payment. If your landlord refuses to reimburse you, I would bring a claim in District Court. If the damaged is not repaired in a timely manner the city or county rental housing inspector should be informed.

If you live in Maryland and have landlord-tenant concerns, contact Maryland property law attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here. Mr. Reichert has successfully represented both tenants and landlords in various disputes often reaching a resolution without the need for extensive litigation.

Mr. Reichert personally serves clients, either in-office or at your residence, throughout most of Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Cecil County, Calvert County, Prince George’s County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Talbot County.