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Can a Tenant Change the Locks on a Rental Property? 

Securing your home and personal space is a top priority for anyone. However, when you live in a rental, additional rules may apply to how you secure the home or what security measures you can take. So, can a tenant change the locks on a rental property? Well, whether you’re a tenant who’s curious about this […]

What are the Hidden Costs of Being a Landlord?

Being a landlord seems easy from the outside looking in. All you have to do is buy properties and find tenants to live in them, right? Unfortunately, no. Much more goes into it, including time, money, management skills, and more. Landlords have several expenses to consider aside from the price of buying investment properties. Today, […]

How Much is a Security Deposit for an Apartment on Average 

How Much is a Security Deposit for an Apartment on Average

On average, the security deposit for an apartment is equal to one month’s rent. This is the standard across the industry, but in some states, landlords can charge tenants up to three months’ rent! But regardless of location, there are rules landlords must follow. In this article, we explain what a security deposit is and […]

Is Buying a Rental Property Still Worth It in 2024?

Is Buying a Rental Property Still Worth It

Are you a property owner, or a potential investor and thinking about investing in real estate by buying a rental property? If you’re wondering if it’s still a smart move for property owners like you, you’re in the right article to find out!  By the end of this guide, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of […]

Property Management and AI: Benefits for Landlords 

Property Management and AI

The worlds of property management and AI are colliding, and outlets like Forbes and the Property Manager Insider have noticed. Thanks to AI, property managers will be able to streamline many of the stressors you face as a landlord. Rent collection, identifying maintenance needs, and other nuisances could become a 5-minute-long errand. Your property manager […]

How Long Does an Apartment Application Take to Be Approved?

How Long Does It Take to Get Approved for an Apartment? 

Now that you’ve successfully submitted your apartment application, the waiting game for approval begins. But, how long does an apartment application take to get approved? This guide will explain how long it typically takes to get approved for an apartment, what factors are involved, and what you can do to speed up the process.  —————————————————————————————- […]

Benefits of Offering Month-to-Month Leases

Benefits of Offering Month-to-Month Leases

There are plenty of ways to offer flexibility to your tenants, whether you offer a shorter lease term, extra amenities, or a discounted rental rate. One of the most common ways to cater to a tenant’s renting needs while also benefiting yourself is by offering a month-to-month lease. Month-to-month leases are great for traveling tenants […]

Employee Spotlight – Nia Thompson, Assistant Property Manager

At Bay Property Management Group, we are property management professionals focused on customer service. Furthermore, our goal is to make property ownership both a pleasurable and profitable experience for our clients. We know that our success is due to our awesome team members and how they each contribute something special to our property management company.   […]

How to Buy a Rental Property with No Money: Beginner’s Tips

How to Buy a Rental Property with No Money

Guess what? It’s 2024, and people are still talking a lot about this topic online, from podcasts to video blogs. You’ve probably heard it a million times: buying a rental property feels like climbing a mountain, especially because you need a huge capital to get started. But what if I told you there are ways […]

How Can I Painlessly (and Legally) Raise the Rent?

Updated 6/7/24 by Bay Property Management Group As a landlord, you undoubtedly already know that rent increases can be a risky game. After all, it can be necessary, but it also can bring with it high tenant turnover.   Whether you need to raise the rent because of property value changes, taxes, improvements you’ve made to the […]