A Maryland 10-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is a formal document that a landlord sends to their tenant to notify them that they are behind on their rent payments. The notice informs the tenant that they must either pay the overdue amount or vacate the property within the number of days specified on the form.
If the tenant fails to comply with the notice terms, the landlord may file a claim with the district court to terminate the rental agreement and recover possession of the property by court order. However, tenants can avoid eviction by paying the total amount owed to the landlord at any point before the eviction date.
It’s important to note that effective October 1, 2021, landlords in Maryland must provide tenants with written notice of their intention to file a complaint for failure to pay rent, giving the tenant ten days to settle their outstanding rent before the landlord can file a legal claim.
Governing Law: MD Code, Real Property, § 8-401