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Article - Real Property




§8–5A–04.

    (a)    If a tenant or legal occupant is a victim of sexual assault, the tenant may terminate the tenant’s future liability under a residential lease under § 8–5A–02 of this subtitle if the tenant provides the landlord with written notice by first–class mail or hand delivery of an intent to vacate the leased premises, including the tenant’s or legal occupant’s status as a victim of sexual assault.

    (b)    The notice provided under subsection (a) of this section shall include:

        (1)    A copy of a protective order issued for the benefit of the tenant or legal occupant under § 4–506 of the Family Law Article; or

        (2)    A copy of a peace order issued for the benefit of the tenant or legal occupant for which the underlying act was sexual assault under § 3–1505 of the Courts Article.



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