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File #: 21-0031    Version: 0 Name: Landlord-Tenant - Lease Renewals
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #: 21-037
Title: Landlord-Tenant - Lease Renewals For the purpose of requiring, absent certain good cause circumstances, landlords to offer tenants a reasonable opportunity renew leases; providing for the manner of notice for which a landlord must send renewal notices or decline-to-renew notices; establishing a presumption of offer and acceptance, absent certain circumstances; providing for the effect of the subtitle; providing for certain administrative and criminal penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Antonio Glover, President Nicholas J. Mosby, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Landlord, Lease, Renewal, Tenant
Attachments: 1. 21-0031~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0031, 3. DHCD 21-0031, 4. Finance 21-0031, 5. Amendment - cc21-0031(1)~1st(Mosby) - amendments, 6. Hearing Agenda - 21-0031, 7. Hearing Packet 21-0031 C, 8. 21-0031 - Baltimore Renters United - support with amend, 9. Renters Alliance JC Testimony Balt. City 4.27.21, 10. Hearing Notes 21-0031, 11. Hearing Minutes 21-0031, 12. Testimony - Bill 21-0031 - GBBR - Lease Renewals - Oppose, 13. Testimony - Bill 21-0031 - Mark Martin - Supports, 14. Testimony - Bill 21-0031 - NHLP, 15. Work Session Agenda - 21-0031, 16. 21-0031 - Work Session Minutes, 17. Work Session Notes - 21-0031 WS 5-18-21, 18. Amendments 21-0031(1)~1st (Ramos), 19. 2nd Reader Amendment 21-0031(1)~1st (comm), 20. 2nd Reader Floor Amendment 21-0031(1)~1st(Middleton-Floor), 21. 21-0031 Mayor Scott Letter to Council, 22. 21-0031_3rd Reader, 23. Signed Ordinance 21-0031
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/19/20210 City Council Enacted, pursuant to Baltimore City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 5(c)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/20210 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/20210 Economic and Community Development Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/20210 Economic and Community Development Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Housing Authority of Baltimore City  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Sheriff's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Glover and President Mosby, Councilmembers Middleton, Stokes
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Landlord-Tenant - Lease Renewals
For the purpose of requiring, absent certain good cause circumstances, landlords to offer tenants a reasonable opportunity renew leases; providing for the manner of notice for which a landlord must send renewal notices or decline-to-renew notices; establishing a presumption of offer and acceptance, absent certain circumstances; providing for the effect of the subtitle; providing for certain administrative and criminal penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
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By adding
Article 13 - Housing and Urban Renewal
Sections 8C-1 through 8C-9, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 8C. Lease Renewals”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 40-14(e)(1)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, Baltimore City faces a housing crisis related to the devastating impact of COVID-19;

Whereas, this housing crisis has had and will continue to have a disparate impact on the City’s Black and Latinx families who have served as “essential workers” during the pandemic and who, as a result, have higher rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality, and who have also been more likely ...

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