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HI I rented a room two weeks and a day ago and now the landlord is kicking me out. She called the police and they said that if i am not on the lease she has the right to put me out on the street?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

Maryland

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Nothing has been filed

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I learned that there was bed bugs and i confronted the operator. I didnt sign a lease but just have receipt or verbal agreement

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Legal
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Under Maryland law, you may have an oral lease and the requirement for a written lease only subjects the landlord to certain obligations, not the tenant.

Therefore, the landlord must serve you with a notice of eviction and go through the proper eviction process in order to evict you.

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