Baltimore City has a new rental law that went into effect on August 1, 2018.
Though the law was enacted in the beginning of August, landlords have until January 1, 2019 to comply.
Part of the reason for the length of time alloted for compliance is due to the new law that requires Baltimore City landlords to hire a licensed home inspector to inspect their unit(s) to ensure they meet certain criteria.
There is currently a four page inspection form that the licensed home inspector must fill out and certify to be true. Here is the inspection form from the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Department of Housing and Community Development also released a brochure that helps to explain the new law and what a landlord needs to do in order to have their units to be in compliance.
It is very important for landlords who own units in Baltimore City understand the new law and work to achieve compliance before January 1, 2019.
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