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Illegal Evictions: Standing Up For Your Housing Rights In Maryland

No one should fear coming home to a changed lock or an eviction notice that wasn’t lawfully issued. Yet, illegal evictions happen, leaving tenants feeling powerless and unsure where to turn.

In Maryland, the law provides protection against wrongful evictions. Do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys at Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC, if you believe your landlord is breaking the law. Whether your tenant/landlord dispute involves a landlord who has evicted you before they had the right or you’ve experienced an illegal lockout, our attorneys are here to help.

Understanding Your Eviction Notice: Is It Legal?

It can be alarming to receive an eviction notice. If you’ve been illegally evicted, you might be struggling with the loss of your home, personal belongings and even your housing voucher. Before you take drastic action, however, it is critical for you to establish whether the notice is legal.

An eviction notice signifies that the landlord believes you have violated the lease terms. If you find yourself holding this document, take a moment to review the specifics. Answering these questions may help you determine your next steps:

  • Does the notice accurately reflect the facts?
  • Is the alleged violation covered in your lease?
  • Does your lease provide opportunities to address the violation?

Remember, not all lease agreements are fully enforceable. Some lease terms may be illegal. Evictions based on these terms might not hold up in court. If your landlord’s reasons for eviction don’t align with the legal requirements, the notice itself may not be legitimate.

Connect with our lawyers to discuss your options. We will listen to your story, explain your rights and work diligently to secure the justice you deserve. We have decades of combined experience representing tenants in and out of court. We want to put our insight to work for you.

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