The Maryland security deposit cannot be more than the equivalent of two months' rent or $50,
whichever is more. You must be given a receipt for the deposit (it can
be included in the lease), and your landlord can be fined for not
providing one. See our
Security Deposit Guide.
You should also be informed, in writing,
of your right to be present at the inspection of the apartment when
the time comes for you to move out. See our guide to
Wear and Tear
. Even if you are not informed, YOU should be sure to schedule a
move-out inspection with someone representing the property owner.