Landlord Tenant Attorney in Elkton, Maryland

Landlord Tenant Lawyer representing in Cecil & Harford County, Maryland

Our Maryland Landlord Tenant Practice Focuses on Protecting What's Important. You, Your Family and Your Legacy!


As a landlord-tenant lawyer serving  Cecil & Harford County Maryland, Chelsea M. Sadler Esq., can help you understand the law and protect your rights as a Maryland landlord or tenant. Whether you need advice prior to entering into a lease or wish to address issues that have already developed, Chelsea M. Sadler’s extensive knowledge of landlord-tenant law will help you every step of the way.


The Law Office of Chelsea M. Sadler LLC., is committed to helping people understand their rights and responsibilities as renters and landlords.

Landlord and Tenant Tips to avoid disputes


Tenant Responsibilities in Maryland

Aside from paying rent on time, Maryland tenants must:

  • Keep the unit in a safe and habitable condition

  • Keep fixtures clean and sanitary

  • Make small repairs and maintenance

  • Not disturb other tenants or neighbors

Landlord Responsibilities in Maryland

Maryland landlords are required to provide and maintain a habitable dwelling and make all requested repairs in a “reasonable” time frame, which is normally interpreted as 30 days. If they do not, then Maryland tenants may make the repairs themselves and deduct the cost from future rent payments and withhold rent outright in some circumstances.

Here is a list of essential amenities that landlords in Maryland are or are not responsible for.

  • Dwelling structures

  • Water

  • HVAC (If AC is provided)

  • Plumbing/Sanitation

  • Accessible Fire Exits

  • Electrical wiring and outlets

  • Mold (Not Landlords Responsibility)

As always you should read and understand your lease prior to signing it in its entirety or have a lease prepared for your rental property to protect yourself and your business. Maryland Landlord-Tenant Code and Court Rules 


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By working with The Law Office of Chelsea M. Sadler LLC. you get more than professional legal representation. Founded in 2014, we are a full-service Law Firm offering expertise in various legal areas. We focus on protecting what's important. You, Your Family & Your Legacy!