Tenants may use rent escrow to force landlords to repair serious or dangerous conditions in the property. If approved by the court, tenants pay rent into an escrow account until a landlord makes repairs. If you have questions, get help. Tenants and non-business landlords may receive free advice, but not representation, from lawyers at the Maryland Court Help Center. Call 410-260-1392 or visit mdcourts.gov/helpcenter.