I am in a rental through a realtor in the state of MD (Wicomico county). My step dad just won a court case against this property management group because there is a section in the lease agreement that is illegal to have tenants sign under MD code. Being that the landlord is not responsible for property damaged due to landlord being out of control for happenings not caused by the tenant. Does this then mean that the entire contract is invalid/void? I am under the same contract with this property just in a different building. Does this void the contract because what they did is against public policy in the one section?
The entire contract is almost surely not invalid or void, just the term of the lease pertaining to responsibility for property damage caused by the landlord.
Normally a lease like that would have a "severability clause" that would say so, but even if it didn't that would be how a court would be most likely to interpret the issue.