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In Maryland, you can accept partial payment, and still evict.

I'm ssuming that's the statute.

Yes, that's the statute.

As well, I have sat in on lots of rent court hearings in Baltimore City, which generally has the worst (read- tenant friendly) judges around.

They are not too sympathetic to failure to pay rent. They simply take the partial payments into account when entering the order, so that if the tenant pays the balance, they can't get kicked out.

As well, there is a rule (I can't recall if it's State or Baltimore City) that allows you to kick them out regardless of whether they've paid on the 3rd (ordered) eviction in 12 months. This is also enforced.

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