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Article - Real Property


    (a)    Distress for rent is an action at law and shall be brought as provided in this section.

    (b)    Original jurisdiction in a case of distress for rent is vested exclusively in the District Court regardless of the amount of rent for which distress is brought, notwithstanding any limitation imposed by law on the civil monetary jurisdiction of such court.

    (c)    An action of distress may be brought only for unpaid rent under a written lease for a term of more than three months, or under a tenancy at will or a periodic tenancy that has continued more than three months.

    (d)    An action of distress shall be brought in the county where the leased premises lie.

    (e)    A party to an action of distress brought in the District Court under this section may demand a trial by jury in accordance with Subtitle 6 of this article.

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