December 2, 2016

Montgomery County Council Votes to Revise Landlord-Tenant Law

On November 29 the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to amend Bill 19-15 in an effort to reform the County’s landlord-tenant laws on November 29. The bill enhances the rights of tenants and improves the quality of rental housing through increased inspections.

Councilmember Marc Elrich sponsored Bill 19-15 and Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Tom Hucker are co-sponsors. The Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Nancy Floreen and includes Councilmembers George Leventhal and Hans Riemer, held five worksessions on the bill.

Read the Council staff report (pdf).

County Cable Montgomery produced a video which shows conditions some tenants currently endure in the County. YouTube link to;
Video credit: Lilian Mass, a communications specialist and Loren Olson videographer and editor with County Cable Montgomery

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