In order to withhold a rental deposit, within 45 days of the termination of tenancy, a landlord must send the tenant an itemized list of charges with a statement of the actual costs incurred. For more information on the Security Deposit please refer to the Landlord Tenant handbook (Page 15) at the link below.
The Office of Landlord Tenant Affairs handles landlord and tenant disputes involving most residential rental properties located in Montgomery County however, does NOT have jurisdiction within the incorporated municipalities of the City of Gaithersburg (301.258.6340), City of Rockville (240.314.8330), City of Takoma Park (301.891.7119), Town of Barnesville, Town of Garrett Park, and the Town of Laytonsville. Questions regarding properties within these incorporated municipalities should be referred to Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (1.800.487.6007) or the local municipality for further information.
To file a formal Landlord Tenant complaint, download a complaint form and follow the filing instructions by visiting the DHCA website utilizing the provided link below.