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Brandy Ann Peeples

Frederick Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Landlord/Tenant Law 101: Roommates

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    A great bulk of the questions on Avvo concern landlord/tenant relationships. Lately, it seems that theres been a recurring string of questions on roommate situations along the lines of this: Help! My roommate decided to move out even though our lease is not expired. We are both ...

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. Civil Litigation 101: What is Discovery?

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    So, youve filed a civil lawsuit against someone or some entity. Now what? A lot happens between the time one actually begins the litigation process and the time when one actually gets his/her day in court. In Maryland, to litigate a case from inception (filing a Complaint) to end...

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. Civil Litigation 101: What are Depositions

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    Another important tool used in discovery (and sometimes for the trial of a matter as well) is the deposition. A deposition is the taking of out-of-court oral testimony of a witness or party. The witness or party giving the deposition is placed under oath by a court reporter who ...

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  4. So you want to be a landlord? Part 7 -- Month to Month tenancies

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    In an ideal world, the landlord/tenant relationship is governed by the express terms of a written lease agreement. Sometimes, however, lease agreements expire, and a tenant continues the tenancy by holding over. In other cases, landlords and tenants enter into oral agreements (I,...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. Civil Litigation 101: What is a Request for Production of Documents?

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    Like interrogatories (which are discussed here:Civil Litigation 101: What are Interrogatories?)a Request for Production of Documents is a useful tool for lawyers to gather information during the discovery phase of litigation. A Request for Production of Documents, simply, is a fo...

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  6. So you want to be a landlord? Part 6 -- Returning/Withholding the Security Deposit in Maryland

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    So your tenant has done some damaged to your rental property? Now what? Remember that security deposit you collected at the beginning of your lease agreement? Well cases like this are one of the reasons why landlords collect security deposits in the first place. When can a land...

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  7. Civil Litigation 101: What are Interrogatories?

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, almost 2 years ago.

    What are interrogatories? Interrogatories, are an integral part of the discovery phase of litigation. As defined byThe Free Dictionary, are written questions submitted to a party from his or her adversary to ascertain answers that are prepared in writing and signed under oath and...

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. So you want to be a landlord? Part 5 -- How do I evict my tenant?

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, over 2 years ago.

    Let's face it, Landlord, your relationship with your tenant may -- like all relationships -- have its ups and downs. Expect these bumps. Expect that at some point your tenant may make unreasonable demands upon you regarding repairs. Expect that your tenant may not always abide by...

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  9. So you want to be a landlord? Part 4 -- The Security Deposit

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, over 2 years ago.

    Ok, Landlord. In the words ofInigo Montoyalet me sum up our journey thus far: 1. Youve obtained your local jurisdictions rental license;2. Youve found a qualified, responsible, and trustworthy tenant for your rental property;3. Youve negotiated and drafted a lease agreement that...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. So you want to be a landlord? Part 3 -- The Lease Agreement

    Written by attorney Brandy Peeples, over 2 years ago.

    Ok, Landlord. By now, you should have accomplished the following: 1. Obtained a rental license (if your county or local jurisdiction requires one); and, 2. Found a qualified tenant to whom you entrust your property. The next step in the process is to negotiate and enter into a Le...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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