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  • Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s rent court

    Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s rent court

    Halisi Ross thought it was the right rental. The 26-year-old Baltimore man liked the look and feel of the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Ashburton St. It was convenient to his classes at Coppin State University. Best of all: the landlord, Waz Properties, allowed dogs. Ross paid $2,100...

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