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    UPDATE: Baltimore City Bill 17-0113

    9/13/17 4:36 PM Brian Wojcik Legislative Topics, Maryland Rental Property Owners, Affordable Housing, Baltimore City

    Many thanks to everyone who voiced your opposition to potentially unconstitutional legislation introduced last month by the Baltimore City Council. I am happy to report that Baltimore City Bill 17-0113 has been placed "on hold," which I believe is a result of collective efforts by those who quickly stepped up in opposition. I can't thank you enough for joining the conversation and being a part of the collective voice for do-it-yourself landlords.

    The proposed bill sought to require landlords/owners to include a provision in their leases offering residential tenants mediation before eviction proceedings can commence. If passed, it would have severely limited a landlord's ability to recover rent through the Failure-to-Pay-Rent process, and create more opportunity for unwarranted delays within the court before rent is paid to the owner. I can't thank you enough for joining the conversation by signing our petition sharing it with your networks.

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    Brian Wojcik

    Written by Brian Wojcik