Maryland Immediate Notice to Quit for Non-Payment

The Maryland immediate notice to quit for nonpayment, in accordance with § 8-401, is a notice that is given out of respect by the landlord to inform the tenant they are behind on their rent. This is a courtesy that the landlord does not have to provide, as they are allowed to file a Complaint and Summons immediately after a tenant has failed to pay rent. The “summary ejectment” complaint can be filed with the Maryland District Court the day after the tenant fails to pay.

Note: Maryland is one of the few states in the country that does not have a required notice period for non-payment of rent.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download and print out the form (.PDF or Word format). Put the date at the top of the notice, and then enter the name of the tenant in the “To:” section.

Step 2 – Enter the full street address of the rental unit (include the county location).

Step 3 – Fill in the start date of the lease agreement, the period of the lease agreement that the back rent is due for, and then the total balance that is currently due.

Step 4 – Sign your name in the “Signature” field. Provide a contact phone number and email address.