Security deposit for utility bills

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Can you security deposit to pay for utility bills, if tenant fails to do so in Baltimore city?

I read Maryland Real Property § 8-203.1 and it doesn’t say anything about utility bills.

Thank you

This answer wouldn't be specific for Maryland, but what does it say in your lease?  Usually there's a section of it that stipulates what the security deposit can be used for.  Mine doesn't include delinquent utilities (at least I don't think it does without checking).  Does your have any further details about what security deposits can do?

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