Can My Landlord Evict Me During Coronavirus?
No, your landlord cannot evict you during the Coronavirus, at least not in Maryland, during the state of emergency, and as long as the failure to pay rent is related to loss of income due to COVID-19 or a state proclamation related to Coronavirus. Governor Hogan issued an emergency order on March 16, 2020 setting for his Executive Order titled Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions of Tenants Suffering Substantial Loss of Income Due to COVID-19.
The Executive Order prohibits evictions if a tenant cannot pay rent due to:
- job loss
- reduction in job hours
- job closure, or
- child care.
Similarly, Baltimore County has specifically prohibited landlords from evicting tenants during the state of emergency related to Coronavirus. The article in The Baltimore Sun discussing it is here.
Governor Hogan’s Executive Order applies to evictions across Maryland in all cities, including in its largest cities of Baltimore City, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Frederick, Waldorf, Glen Burnie, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Ellicott City, Dundalk and Bethesda.
If you are faced with a threat of eviction, call the attorneys at Whitney, LLP. We have experience helping tenants fight for their rights against landlords. Contact us for a Legal Consultation at 410 583 8000, or use our Online Quick Contact form to get started. All attorney’s fees and expenses are paid only from compensation we recover for you.
Help for Tenants Facing Eviction During Coronavirus
If a landlord tries to evict you during the present state of emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak, call the consumer protection lawyers at Whitney, LLP. We have experience representing tenants in evictions against landlords, and can help stop unlawful evictions at no cost to tenants. Tenants have many legal rights that landlords and slumlords often try to ignore.
In addition to stopping unlawful evictions, we may be able to sue the landlord and recover significant compensation for tenants from landlords and slumlords who illegally evict, or threaten to evict, tenants. Whitney, LLP has filed lawsuits against dozens of bad landlords who treat their tenants unfairly and force them to live in dangerous conditions.
Attorneys for Help Fighting Evictions
Whitney, LLP’s attorneys help for tenants preventing evictions during the Coronavirus outbreak at no cost to tenants. We are aware that there are plenty of bad landlords and slumlords in Maryland who do not care about their tenants, and often break the law in order to make a few more dollars. Our attorneys have filed lawsuits against many of them for violating tenants’ legal rights.
If you are threatened with eviction, or evicted, during the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus, you may be able to recover compensation for the illegal actions of the landlord.
If an illegal eviction is happening to you or your family or friends, contact Whitney, LLP at 410 583 8000, or use our Online Quick Contact form to get started. All attorney’s fees and expenses are paid only from compensation we recover for you.