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In case landlord is late in getting rental license in

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In case landlord is late in getting rental license in Howard county, MD , what are the repercussion of renting your house before getting rental license.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: MAryland Howard County
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: yes I filed application for rental license. Howard county official says , it will take them 2 to 4 weeks to issue license. My tenants are starting there lease next week.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm trying to rent my house first time, not sure if effects the outcome or not.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 2 months ago.

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, eligible to practice in front of state and federal court, who is ready to help. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here to see my ratings information) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. A landlord could be fined up to $1,000 per day for failing to obtain a license. However, it is highly unlikely that this would be enforced unless the tenant made a complaint or somebody else somehow found out and referred you to the county authorities.

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