Baltimore City Rental Law New 2018

Real Estate Agent with Cummings & Co. Realtors

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.


For any real estate needs in Towson, Maryland or around the Baltimore Metropolitan area,


Marney Kirk

Cummings & Co. Realtors

1515 LaBelle Avenue, Suite 5  Baltimore, MD 21204



Office: 410-823-0033 Cell: 410-493-4884


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Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
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Hope this helps with any problems that they might have been having with "bad Landlords".

Aug 21, 2018 08:07 AM #1
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This is interesting.  I wonder how many other places make owners do this?  In HI you have to be licensed for short term rentals, but not for long term rentals.

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