Nos. 1 & 2, Sept. Term, 2021.

264 A.3d 661 (2021)

476 Md. 435

Anna VELICKY v. The COPYCAT BUILDING LLC. Christopher Walke v. The Copycat Building LLC.

Court of Appeals of Maryland.

November 29, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Argued by Douglas Edward Nivens, II ( Theodosia Saffo , Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Baltimore, MD), on brief, for Petitioner Anna Velicky.

Argued by Lee H. Ogburn ( Douglas Edward Nivens, II and Theodosia Saffo , Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Baltimore, MD), on brief, for Petitioner Christopher Walke.

Argued by Herbert Burgunder, III ( Alexandra L. Neifert , Rimon, P.C., Baltimore, MD), on brief, for Respondent The Copycat Building LLC.

Amici Curiae the Public Justice Center, Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc., and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland: Michael R. Abrams , Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow, Zafar S. Shah, Esq. , Public Justice Center, 201 N. Charles Street, Suite 1200, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Amicus Curiae Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc: Avery Barton Strachan, Esq. , Kerri L. Smith, Esq. , Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, 201 N. Charles Street, Suite 2600, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Argued before: Getty, C.J.; McDonald, Watts, Hotten, Booth, Biran, Sally D. Adkins (Senior Judge, Specially Assigned), JJ.

In the instant cases, we are being asked to judicially foreclose a landlord's right to use a statutory remedy provided by the Legislature to seek the return of the landlord's possessory interest in real property at the expiration of a residential tenancy where the landlord does not have a current rental license.

The Appellee, Copycat...


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