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Advocates ask lawmakers to update 600-year-old eviction law

Advocates ask lawmakers to update 600-year-old eviction law

Pat and Henry Bradley say their landlord decided to suddenly kick them out of his waterfront Dundalk house, changing the locks while they were still frantically trying to remove their belongings. The couple, who didn't have a lease, are to testify about their experience in Annapolis this week when House and Senate members convene hearings to decide whether to stop landlords and property owners from locking out residents without court orders and sheriff's deputies on standby to evict them. The pending legislation would change a 600-year-old English law that allows the so-called self-help evictions, which many didn't realize were legal until the Court of Appeals ruled last...

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