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Landlord-Tenant Affairs

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To slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the City has closed all buildings to public access and all in-person services have been suspended through at least May 31, 2020. More information.

Important Information for Landlords & Tenants during the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Both Chapters 13 of the City Code and provisions of state law regulate most aspects of landlord-tenant relations in the City of Gaithersburg. In addition to providing information about the law, the Neighborhood Services Staff is charged with mediating landlord-tenant disputes relating to properties in the City. If staff is unable to mediate a dispute and there are reasonable grounds to believe a violation of law occurred, the City has a Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs, which can hear the case and render a judgement. Any decision of the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs may be appealed to the Circuit Court of Maryland.

The following are examples of issues that can be addressed by staff or the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs:

  • Disposition of security deposits
  • Rent increases
  • Maintenance responsibilities
  • Unauthorized entry
  • Unlawful lease provisions
  • Lease termination
  • Nonpayment of rent
  • Lease violations
  • Evictions