There are many resources that you can help you as a renter. Below is a list of tenant resources for both Maryland and the Distict of Columbia.
If you are a tenant in the state of Maryland, here are some links from the Office of the Attorney General that might be of help.
Right to Take Possession at Beginning of Lease
Breaking a Lease
Rent Escrow: When the Landlord Fails to Make Repairs
Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Assistance With Rental Problems
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a tenant in the District of Columbia, you have rights. Below are links to the Office of the Tenant Advocate and the Tenant's Bill of Rights.