My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Maryland
We are the creditor in a landlord/tenant case for the return of a security deposit. The debtor has failed to make payments or payment arrangements for more than a year now. We filed a wage garnishment to the debtor's employer, allowing the debtor 30 days to file a response to the garnishment. On the final day of the response period (at least by the date on the letter) the debtor offered a settlement for less than the judgement amount, and it was not filed through the court. Do we need to respond rejecting the offer? Is it even valid since it did not go through the court? Will the garnishment go through since the offer was not filed properly? Any feedback is appreciated.