Category Landlord Tenant

Are Exculpatory Clauses for Commercial Landlords Enforceable in Maryland?

This article was written by Robert S. Tanenbaum, an associate with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Tanenbaum counsels commercial landlords and tenants on litigation avoidance and litigates business and real estate disputes in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Eastern seaboard.   Many commercial leases contain an expansive […]

Security Deposits and Retaliatory Actions: Summary of Two New Bills Affecting Landlord Tenant Relations and Enacted by the 2014 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Rieger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company has provided a Summary of Select Legislation Passed by the 2014 Maryland General Assembly that is available on the Real Property Section’s website under “Section Documents.” His summaries of Chapters 488 and 489 (SB 345/HB 249) amending Real Prop. Art. 8-203 and 8A-1001 and of […]

Who Needs an SNDA (Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement)?

Edward Levin of Gordon Feinblatt LLC contributed the following article on SNDAs, excerpted from a longer article available at this link: One of the closing documents in a real estate financing transaction when the property is leased is a Subordination, Non-disturbance, and Attornment Agreement (“SNDA”). SNDAs have a number of purposes and uses, and they […]

Tenant Payment of Landlord Utility Bills – Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB849/HB1090 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill authorizes the tenant of an “affected dwelling unit” to have utility service restored, or to prevent termination […]

Residential Real Property – Prohibition on Nonjudicial Evictions: Summary of Bill Passed by the 2013 Maryland General Assembly

J. Paul Reiger, Jr. of First American Title Insurance Company and John P. Machen of the Baltimore City Law Department contributed the following summary of SB642/HB1308 passed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly: This bill supersedes the Maryland Court of Appeal’s decision in Nickens v. Mount Vernon Realty Group, et al., 429 […]