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2017 Federal Legislation to Watch

H.R.614 – To require each owner of a dwelling unit assisted under the section 8 rental assistance voucher program to remain current with respect to local property and school taxes and to authorize a public housing agency to use such rental assistance amounts to pay such tax debt of such an owner, and for other Read more about 2017 Federal Legislation to Watch[…]

SB0182 – Public Safety – Rental Dwelling Units – Carbon Monoxide Alarms: SUPPORT

Carbon monoxide kills far too many people each year, usually as a result of alternate heat sources by people who cannot afford to adequately heat their homes in the winter. SB0182 would mandate that all rental properties in Maryland have carbon monoxide alarms installed. You can read the text of SB0182 here. (Link opens a Read more about SB0182 – Public Safety – Rental Dwelling Units – Carbon Monoxide Alarms: SUPPORT[…]

Monthly Updates

Some highlights from May, June, and July: May Researched ten properties and suggested some for receivership, reported code violations on others. Worked with three residents to get some of these maintained, to not cause further damage to occupied homes. Wrote nine blog posts. Held the SW Baltimore Industrial Properties Tour, along with Baltimore Heritage and Read more about Monthly Updates[…]

Before You Sign That Lease: Do Your Research!

I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received over the past few years saying “I wish I had read your blog before moving into my apartment, now I’m stuck with a slumlord.” Here are some tips and resources for researching your potential new landlord — while I can’t guarantee you’ll get a great landlord, Read more about Before You Sign That Lease: Do Your Research![…]