Mark G. Chalpin’s Answers

Mark G. Chalpin

Gaithersburg Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. I got into a bus accident a week ago and didn't see a doctor. I just recently started getting pains. is it too late to act?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Lewis Maurice Silber
    2. Jany Martinez-Ward
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David Herman Hirsch
    5. Deidra Nicole Proctor
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    You should see your internist or orthopedist as soon as possible. It is not too late for medical treatment, particularly since your health comes first. It is true that the insurer for the other driver might contend that the fact that you didn't seek medical treatment soon after the accident mitigates your claim of injury. However, the medical diagnosis and total course of medical treatment are more important in the long run as to how much you can recover for your injuries.

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  2. I'm a subtenant for 16 months, have always paid my rent on time, primary tenant is trying to evict me in favor of some friends.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    2. Jody R. Pollara
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me that you had no written lease, which means you are on a month-to-month tenancy. To properly terminate the tenancy, the tenant must provide you written notice of termination in the month prior to the termination. For example, if the tenant delivers to you written notice in June that your tenancy is terminated effective July 31, the tenant will have properly terminated your lease effective 7/31. If she is doing something else, she is probably not properly terminating your...

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  3. Do I have to give a roommate 30 days notice for eviction if they aren't on my lease?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    2. Jody R. Pollara
    3. Richard Alan Raiders
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to file a failure to pay rent landlord tenant action in District Court in Baltimore. You should prepare a ledger as to the rent due for each month and what has and hasn't been paid to you. Once you get a judgment for possession, you have to wait four business days before filing a Petition for Warrant of Restitution. Once the Court notifies you that the Warrant has been issued, you can arrange eviction with the sheriff. If it comes down to eviction, you'll need to provide an...

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  4. Can I withhold money from my rent for a/c unit not being fixed I have a MEDICAL ISSUES that they are aware of??

    Answered 22 days ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    1 lawyer answer

    You have three remedies: 1) call the city in to inspect and to cite the landlord as well as pressure the landlord to fix the compressor, 2) file a rent escrow petition in District Court, seeking to pay rent into the court until the AC is properly repaired as well as an abatement of rent, and 3) move out because the rental unit is uninhabitable. If you move out and the landlord sues you for breach of lease, your defense would be called "constructive eviction", that is, the rental unit was...

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  5. By law what can I do with evicted renter'a stuff?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    2. Florian Eqrem Tabaku
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
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    You should file both a failure to pay rent complaint and a tenant holding over complaint in landlord tenant court in Rockville. Once you get a judgment for possession, you can file a petition for warrant of restitution a week later. When the court sends you back the warrant of restitution, you can arrange eviction with the sheriff. If you go ahead on your own, you are susceptible to a wrongful eviction claim. You need to follow the procedure I have set out to secure a legal eviction.

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  6. How long does it take to get served by the court for unlawful eviction Do I need a lawyer for thing type of case

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to file a criminal charge against her for theft of your money and meds. Once you are served with the complaint, it would be a good idea to retain an attorney if she is seeking over $5,000 and to file a notice of intention to defend as well as a counterclaim for your damages (something you should have an attorney do).

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  7. My oven is not working in my apt and the landlord refuse to provide me a working oven what can i do

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Amanda Elizabeth Schmidt
    2. Mark G. Chalpin
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Amanda. You also need to call Howard County to get an inspector to inspect your rental unit and to cite the landlord concerning the oven. That will put additional pressure on the landlord to get the oven working.

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  8. My Tenant included her two adult sons on the lease agreement after we signed the lease? Is the lease still valid?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to immediately file a breach of lease case in landlord/tenant court. If you prevail (based on the grounds you have set forth), the tenant has no right of redemption and you should be able to evict within a month. I also suggest you file at the same time a nonpayment of rent case. You need to lawfully evict this tenant as soon as possible.

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  9. How do I word a new agreement between me (landlord) and tenant who is breaking existing lease by moving out 5 months early?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark G. Chalpin
    1 lawyer answer

    I suggest you pay an attorney to draft the lease modification. That is your best chance to avoid problems down the road should a dispute arise with your tenant. The lease modification does not have to be long, but it does need to be unambiguous as to its terms.

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  10. I live in Baltimore County and received a court date of December 30th due to past due rent . I didn't go to the hearing.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    2. Mark G. Chalpin
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Valkenet. You will receive a copy of the Warrant of Restitution, which entitles the landlord to schedule the eviction with the Sheriff. You can ask the Sheriff and/or the landlord the date of the eviction, but don't count on finding out. To stop the eviction, you must pay the full amount listed on the Warrant of Restitution, including court costs prior to the eviction. If you do so, make sure that you have proof of payment.

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