Author: mjo

Jul 12

The EPA’s RRP Rule: Maryland Contractor Requirements and Penalties

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects follow lead-safe work practices. The rule further demands that lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and pre-schools built before 1978 must have their establishment certified by EPA. The review was conducted in… Read More »

Jun 13

New Requirements for Prospective Homebuyers Following Baltimore City Cyber Attacks

Baltimore City government servers were infected with ransomware on Tuesday, May 7 of this year. The hackers demanded 13 bitcoins, about $100,000 today, in exchange for relinquishing their hold. The attack is one of more than 20 cyber attacks on municipalities in 2019, and community members are still feeling the effects. For example, the city’s… Read More »

Mar 15

Everything You Need To Know About EUIM Coverage in Maryland

As of July 2018, Maryland auto insurers issuing new policies are required to offer “enhanced” underinsured motorist (EUIM) coverage. EUIM coverage takes the place of the uninsured motorist coverage required under § 19.509. Md. Code Ins. § 19-501.1(d). Learn more about EUIM coverage, how it differs from previous coverage, and how it can ultimately help… Read More »

Feb 15

New Rental Property Legislation in Baltimore City

At the end of January, 2019, the Baltimore City Council introduced a bill calling for licensing and inspection of all residential rental properties throughout the city. City officials have declared the new law “the most significant update” to rental housing regulations written in the last 50 years. Bill Henry, the Councilmen responsible for crafting the… Read More »

Jan 31

Provisional Licenses in Maryland

Before Maryland drivers can know the freedom of the open road, they must first obtain an instruction permit and later a provisional license. Learn more about drivers license requirements in Maryland, including the various restrictions and procedures involved in the process. What is an Instruction Permit? A Maryland resident qualifies for an instruction permit at… Read More »