Rent Escrow Part 1: What is Rent Escrow?

The COVID-19 emergency has changed how housing cases are handled by the courts.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program
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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

Last Updated
November 2021