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Monthly Archives: October 2015

4 Things Landlords Should Know Before Renting a Property with a Pool

For certain tenants, a swimming pool can add great appeal to a rental property. They might envision themselves hosting neighborhood barbecues near the water, spending an afternoon relaxing on a raft in the pool, or helping their kids learn how to swim. Plus, a swimming pool can add to the value of the property overall, […]

The Top 5 Reasons to Collect a Security Deposit

Obtaining a security deposit is one of the most important things a landlord can do before renting out their Howard County property. In fact, those that do not require a security deposit from their tenants often face many costly expenses when their tenant moves out. Unfortunately this leaves the landlord responsible for damage to their […]

Thinking About Buying a Rental Property? Here’s 6 Signs It Will Be Profitable

Aspiring landlords may think that renting out properties is a quick, easy way to make a substantial amount of income. However, seasoned landlords know the reality of the situation – lots of hard work (not to mention time) is required to achieve financial success. You can’t just buy any property and rent it out – […]

Maintenance Responsibility: Tips for Tenants Renting Your Home

Renting a home comes with its fair share of benefits for tenants, one important one being minimal maintenance responsibilities. However, it is important that your Baltimore County tenants understand the role they play in rental home maintenance and know that some maintenance issues can and should be handled themselves. Although it is normally required that […]

Risk Management for Landlords: How to Protect Yourself and Your Property

If you don’t run your rental property business with care, you could easily face costly lawsuits and stressful conflicts with tenants on a regular basis. This applies not only to Howard County landlords, but to landlords all over Maryland and the rest of the United States. That’s why it’s important for you to prioritize landlord […]

10 Questions to Answer Before Your Tenant Asks

Entering into a lease agreement with a tenant is not something to take lightly. Lease agreements are legally binding contracts, holding both tenant and landlord to any and all conditions of tenancy once signed, so as long as they do not conflict with any state or local laws. As a landlord, it is your responsibility […]

Why Property Management Customer Service Matters

Property management groups often serve as the middlemen between landlords and tenants. Landlords rent their properties in hopes of turning a profit with very little contact with the tenants, and tenants hope to have a peaceful place to live with very little interruption in their daily lives from landlords. That is why having the right […]

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Going Green: Reducing Your Rental Property’s Impact

“Going green” is not just a fad these days. It’s a real and conscious effort by a large group of people that hope to better the environment we live in by conserving the Earth’s precious resources. More so, the idea that only homeowners can go green is fading as tenants of rental properties, landlords, and […]

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

As a landlord, you undoubtedly already know that high tenant turnover can be costly. It’s much easier and cost-effective to retain good tenants than it is to advertise your property and try to find new ones. But what happens when you need to raise the rent? Whether you want to do it because of property […]