with neighbors may be resolved in a number
of ways. Before taking an action, you should
consider the consequences of the action.
-- Call the
police if you believe a law has been violated.
File a complaint.
-- If you are a tenant, you may consider filing a Petition for Rent Escrow/Injunction
(DC/CV 83) against landlord. See: Tenant-Landlord.
-- Mediation is less formal, less expensive than going to court
and more likely to result in a lasting solution to neighbor disputes.
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law prohibits discrimination in the rental, sale,
advertising and financing of housing on the basis
of your race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, family status , i.e. having custody of
a child under age 18 or disability. Maryland and
many of its local jurisdictions have similar laws.
procedures and penalties in the Maryland
law are also similar to those in federal
law. The Maryland
Human Relations Commissionis empowered
to enforce this law. The commission may help
to resolve disputes, conduct investigations,
hold hearings, issue orders, award damages
and civil penalties and seek the help of
the court to enforce its orders.
A foreclosure is the legal means by which a lender can repossess your home.
If you are in default under the terms of a mortgage or deed of trust occurs,
the lender has the right to initiate a foreclosure case with the Circuit
Court in the county in which the property is located.
are many procedural steps involved in a foreclosure.
If a lender is considering initiating foreclosure,
you might consider obtaining advice from
a lawyer. The Peoples
Law Libraryprovides additional information. Additional Homeowner resources can be found at the Pro Bono Resource Center website.
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