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Landlord Tenant Eviction Notice Requirements

What happens during a tax sale foreclosure?

Tax Lien Registration Deadlines

Enforcement of Separation/Divorce Agreements

The importance of understanding restrictive covenants

What effect does a tax foreclosure have on an easement?

What is a property tax lien?

How investors can benefit from mortgage foreclosure auctions

How does a Maryland tax sale foreclosure work?

Issue with property after closing?

Landlord Tenant Eviction Notice Requirements

Category: Maryland Landlord/Tenant,Maryland Real Estate Law
June 26, 2018

One of the most difficult aspects of owning a rental property is finding good tenants.  A good lease will clearly state the parties’ responsibilities, which helps to limit confusion and issues between the landlord and tenant(s).  As nearly every landlord knows, regardless of how careful you are when choosing tenants, there may come a time […]

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What happens during a tax sale foreclosure?

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law,Maryland Tax Liens
May 22, 2018

In most instances, a tax sale foreclosure action may be filed six months after the date of the tax sale.  Depending on their investment strategy, a tax lien holder may want to file as soon as possible or delay filing a foreclosure action, in order to allow their tax lien interest to accrue.  In any […]

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Tax Lien Registration Deadlines

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law,Maryland Tax Liens
April 9, 2018

As we move into spring and summer, the various Maryland counties and the City of Baltimore are preparing to hold their annual tax sales.  The tax sales are an important tool for local governments, who rely on the income from the sale of the tax liens to fund their operations. Tax liens can also be […]

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Enforcement of Separation/Divorce Agreements

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law
March 23, 2018

When a couple separates, it is difficult both emotionally and legally.  One of the most contentious aspects of a separation is the division of the jointly-owned property. What to do with the marital home? As the separation/divorce proceeds, the couple will begin to divide all of their property. Often, the couple will execute a separation/divorce […]

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The importance of understanding restrictive covenants

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law
February 12, 2018

Many people are aware that properties are often subject to various zoning ordinances.  The purpose of these restrictions is to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public and dictate how a parcel of property may be used.  Far fewer people, however, are familiar with restrictive covenants, which similarly restrict how a parcel […]

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What effect does a tax foreclosure have on an easement?

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law
January 31, 2018

Recently, we were contacted by a company who held an easement for the use of a portion of a parcel of property.  The owner of the parcel had failed to pay the property taxes for the parcel and a tax foreclosure had been initiated.  The easement holder was concerned that its easement would be extinguished […]

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What is a property tax lien?

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law,Maryland Tax Liens
December 21, 2017

Maryland law provides that all non-exempt real property is subject to annual property tax. Maryland property tax In Maryland, “property tax” means any tax, or charge of any kind including interest, penalties and service charges due to the State or any of its political subdivisions, or to any other taxing agency, that by law gives […]

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How investors can benefit from mortgage foreclosure auctions

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law
December 11, 2017

When a borrower defaults on a mortgage or deed of trust, the lender (usually via a Trustee or Substitute Trustee) begins foreclosure proceedings.  If the borrower fails to cure the default, the court will typically appoint a trustee to sell the property at auction, in order to satisfy the debt.  This sale is often advertised […]

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How does a Maryland tax sale foreclosure work?

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law,Maryland Tax Liens
December 6, 2017

If a property owner fails to pay his or her property taxes, the County (or City of Baltimore) may auction off a tax lien on the assessed property.  If, after a certain period of time, the property owner has not paid the assessed property taxes, the holder of the tax lien certificate may file an […]

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Issue with property after closing?

Category: Maryland Real Estate Law
November 17, 2017

What can a homebuyer do if they discover an issue with the property after closing has occurred? When selling a residential property in Maryland, the seller is required to provide the buyer with either a disclaimer (meaning the property is sold “as is”) or a disclosure statement alerting the buyer of all known defects of […]

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