Coppin State University

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

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

First of two parts

 

Halisi Ross thought it was the right rental. π 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. π Ross paid $2,100 to cover the security deposit and the first month. π But when he moved in with his pit bull, Nikolas, in October, he discovered he had made a mistake.

The electricity had been hooked up illegally, court records show. The gas had been turned off.

But his biggest problem was that city...

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