Maryland Month to Month Rental Agreement Template

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The Maryland Month to Month Rental Agreement Template addresses the concern of verifying the arrangement agreed to by all signature parties on paper. Leases may be classified by their terms and conditions. In this case, a Month-to-Month will concern itself with the term or the period of time the agreement is meant to be active. Here, we have an agreement with a definitive start date but no defined date of termination. The termination date remains at the discretion of the participating Lessor(s) and Lessee(s) (often referred to as a Landlord and Tenant, respectively). This of course comes with the provision the party wishing to terminate the lease provides thirty days’ notice of his/her intent to end the rental arrangement in order to be compliant with the laws set forth in the General Assembly of Maryland Article Real Property Section 8-402. Once an individual has accepted the role of Lessor or Lessee, the State of Maryland will assign a basic set of responsibilities. Some, like this one, may be specific to the type of rental agreement while others apply to anyone assuming these roles in a contract. It is important to be up to date on one’s responsibilities in such matters, and thus recommended to be at least generally informed on the federal, state, and municipality level.

The lease itself of course will place its own requirements on both parties. This is the purpose of having it documented. By doing so, one will have a reference to specifics of a leasing arrangement both parties have agreed to as of a specific date.

Minimum Termination Period – 30 days

Laws – § 8-402

How to Write

Step 1 – Write in the name of the Landlord participating in the agreement, the name of the Tenant participating in the agreement, and the date of the agreement.

Step 2 – The paragraph labeled “Premises” will need the street address and city of the property being rented to be entered.

Step 3 – The “Lease Term” paragraph requires the start date of the lease agreement to be entered.

Step 4 – “Lease Payments” requires the monthly rent to be entered in the blank spaces on the second line. On the third line enter the address where each rent payment should be made unless otherwise indicated by the landlord.

Step 5 – The “Late Charges” section has three blank spaces. The first will be the last calendar day of the month the rent may be submitted without being considered late. The second blank line will require the penalty amount to be charged per day to be entered while the third space will be the calendar day of the month that nonpayment would be a violation.

Step 6 – In the section labeled “Insufficient Funds,” enter the dollar amount the landlord will charge the tenant every time that tenant attempts to pay the rent with a check the bank denies.

Step 7 – The paragraph known as “Security Deposit” will require the amount of money the Tenant must give the Landlord as security against any property damage caused by the Tenant.

Step 8 – The “Defaults” section will require the number of days from the receipt of an official notice regarding a lease violation the Tenant shall have to rectify the problem.

Step 9 – In the “Occupants” section report the number of people a tenant may have living on the premises with them without first obtaining written permission from the landlord

Step 10 – The paragraph labeled “Utilities and Services” will have several check boxes. Each one of these utilities and/or services the Landlord has agreed to provide the Tenant should be checked off. There will be a blank line available to enter any that have not been named in these check boxes.

Step 11 – In the “Pets” paragraph, enter the dollar amount the Landlord will require as a pet deposit for the Tenant to be allowed to live with a pet.

Step 12 – In the “Abandonment” section locate the first blank space. Here, enter the number of days a Tenant has been clearly missing after paying the rent that will allow the Landlord to check for abandonment of property. In the second blank space enter the number of days a tenant has gone missing after paying rent where the Landlord may enter the property to check for abandonment of property.

Step 13 – The “Noise” paragraph will have two blank spaces on the last line requiring information. The first blank line will be the earliest time of the morning where a Tenant may move furniture in or out of the premises. Similarly, the second blank line will require the latest time in the afternoon/evening where a tenant may move furniture in or out of the premises.

Step 14 – In the “Parking” paragraph, indicate if there will be a parking space available to the tenant. If so, then check the first box then enter the location and how many vehicles (of the Tenant’s) may be parked there. If, however, the tenant will not be granted this amenity check the second box then proceed to the next paragraph.

Step 15 – The paragraph labeled “Balconies” contains several actions that may be taken on the property’s balcony by the tenant. If the tenant will be allowed to perform the actions described, then mark the first box. If not, then mark the second box.

Step 16 – Locate the “Additional Terms and Conditions” section. This will contain three blank lines to enter any agreements made between the Landlord and the Tenant that have not been previously mentioned. In order for any agreement to be considered part of this lease it must be documented in this agreement.

Step 17 – The bottom of the last page of this agreement must be signed by each Landlord and Tenant participating in this agreement. Below each signature should be the printed version of the signed name.