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Statutes > Maryland > Real-property > Title-8 > Subtitle-4 > 8-405

§ 8-405. Summary ejectment when tenant dies intestate and without next of kin.

(a)  Authority to bring action.- If a tenant under a lease dies intestate and without next of kin, the landlord may bring an action for summary ejectment under § 8-401 of this subtitle against the tenant named in the lease notwithstanding the tenant’s death. 

(b)  Certification by landlord in complaint.- The landlord shall certify to the court in the written complaint required under § 8-401(b)(1) of this subtitle that, to the best of the landlord’s knowledge, the tenant is deceased, intestate, and without next of kin. 

(c)  Property or income presumed abandoned.- Property or income from property that a landlord holds for a deceased, intestate tenant without next of kin shall be presumed abandoned in accordance with Title 17 of the Commercial Law Article. 

[2008, ch. 504.]