Public Notice - Revised Landlord/Tenant Forms and Brochures, and New Notice of Intent to File a Complaint for Summary Ejectment

PUBLIC NOTICE
FAILURE TO PAY RENT - LANDLORD'S COMPLAINT (DC-CV-082)
LANDLORD/TENANT BROCHURE - INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS (DC-CV-082BR)
LANDLORD/TENANT BROCHURE - INFORMATION FOR TENANTS (DC-CV-082TBR)
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE A COMPLAINT FOR SUMMARY EJECTMENT (DC-CV-115)

House Bill 18 Ch. 746, Landlord and Tenant – Residential Tenants – Access to Counsel, passed during the 2021 Legislative Session. The legislation requires a revision to the DC-CV-082 (Failure to Pay Rent form), DC-CV-082BR (Information for Landlords Brochure), DC-CV-082TBR (Information for Tenants Brochure), and the creation of a new Notice of Intent to File a Complaint for Summary Ejectment (Fail to Pay Rent).

The legislation requires a landlord to provide the new notice to the tenant before filing a fail to pay rent complaint. The notice states the tenant has 10 days after receiving the notice to pay the rent due. The 10/2021 version of the DC-CV-082 Fail to Pay Rent form includes the required statement for the landlord to affirm the date the notice was provided to the tenant.

The legislation requires the Judiciary to create a new notice for landlords to use in order to comply. The DC-CV-115, Notice of Intent to File a Complaint for Summary Ejectment (Fail to Pay Rent), includes contact information for court resources and non-profit legal service organizations to assist tenants.

The notice can be printed from the court’s website on the effective date of October 1, 2021. Watermarked version for example only: DC-CV-115 

For your convenience, see the drafts showing the revision of the following landlord/tenant form and brochures:

The 10/2021 version will be required for use beginning 10/01/2021. Previous versions will no longer be accepted after 9/30/2021.

The printed forms are expected to be available at the District Court Warehouse by the 2nd week of September. Please do not order more than a 2-3 month supply at a time.

If you have any questions regarding these form revisions, please contact Amber Herrmann, Deputy Director of Administrative Services, at districtcourt@mdcourts.gov.

Last updated: July 2, 2021