Ending a Lease

General Ending a Lease Articles

Leases are binding contracts between the landlord(s) and the tenant(s). Maryland law imposes certain conditions on that contract such as limiting late fees to 5% of a monthly rental payment, but in those areas where the law does not impose limits, the landlord and tenant are free to negotiate their own agreement.
Terminating a lease in Public, HUD, or Section 8 housing must follow correct procedure.
Holding Over is when a tenant continues to live in a premises after the lease has expired. When a landlord consents to a holdover tenant remaining on the premises, a new monthly or weekly tenancy is created.
This articles lists the requirements for terminating or modifying a tenancy. It also covers what happens if a tenant or landlord dies.