Prohibition on Evictions in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Upon showing proof that you have suffered “a substantial loss of income resulting from the Corona virus”, as a tenant residing in the District of Columbia or the State of Maryland you should not be subject to any actions for eviction. On March 16, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan ordered until his March 5, 2020 State of Emergency Order is terminated, a prohibition on residential evictions was established. The D.C. Council approved on March 17, 2020 legislation that in addition to prohibiting residential evictions, also covers “commercial” evictions. Maryland updated its order to include commercial properties on April 3, 2020.
Our office can assist you if your landlord is threatening to evict you during this crisis. Bottom line if your landlord is demanding rent payment at this time, you are covered. If you can pay your rent, do it, otherwise call our law offices if you are in need of assistance to respond to any demands for rental payments during these precarious times. Call us toll free at 877-564-7266.