Tenant Landlord Handbook
Baltimore Neighborhoods inc has released their 2011 version of their Guide to Local, State and Federal Laws, Governing Tenant-Landlord Relations. This is an indispensable guide if you are a landlord in Maryland.
Their guides summarize and explain in simple terms, Maryland and local tenant landlord regulations. A PDF flyer and order form are available here BNI Manuals. The price goes up in October so order now. They also offer local supplements for various jurisdictions like Baltimore City. If you click through to their form you will see they also offer leases and a tenant application and various other items useful to Maryland Landlords.
Who Is Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.?
If you are a landlord and are not familiar with BNI, it is time to learn about them. This is from their website
BNI promotes justice in housing for all people in the State of Maryland through fair housing and tenant-landlord programs and public information activities.
BNI is committed to helping shape a more just society by ensuring equal opportunities in housing throughout the State of Maryland. BNI promotes citizens living together as good neighbors without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
It would be tempting to say based on their vision and mission that they are a tenant advocacy organization. This often implies anti landlord. In Baltimore Neighborhood Inc.’s case they recognize good tenant treatment starts with Landlord education.
Their manuals are an excellent example. They are also willing to answer many of your land lording questions over the phone for free. They are an excellent resource to keep you out of trouble. Bookmark their website Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. They have lots of information there on fair housing and tenant landlord law.
Happy Land lording,