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Monthly Archives: August 2020

How to Choose the Best Paint for Rental Properties

How to Choose the Best Paint for Rental Properties

  A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a tired or dated interior. When it comes to rental properties, higher wear and tear takes its toll on walls and finishes. So, we explore the best paint for rental properties and how to choose a durable finish to get the most for your investment. […]

Employee Spotlight: Sean Donohue, Director of Business Development

Employee Spotlight: Sean Donohue, Director of Business Development

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. […]

Landlord, Tenant, and Property Manager Responsibilities for Maintenance

Landlord, Tenant, and Property Manager Responsibilities for Maintenance

  Rental property maintenance is an ongoing task. Rental properties present unique challenges based on the size of the home or the number of units. Therefore, many landlords and tenants wonder who is responsible for what? The difference between landlord, tenant, and property manager responsibilities needs to be clearly defined from the start. Doing so […]

How to Choose the Contractors That Every Landlord Needs

property management contractors

  In the rental industry, maintenance needs are inevitable. So, how do you know if you are hiring the best contractor for the job? Nowadays, contractors are very easy to find, but that does not mean all are right for you. Finding a licensed contractor that is trustworthy and cost-effective is harder than it sounds. […]

How to Show Rental Properties and Pre-Screen Tenants Before Showings

How to Show Rental Properties and Prequalify Tenants Before Showings

  For landlords, the goal is relatively simple; find a well-qualified tenant who will care for your property and pay rent on time. That is sometimes easier said than done, but finding the right person starts at the first contact. So, if you take the time to pre-qualify tenants before showings, ask the right questions, […]

What Is a Rental Security Deposit and Why Is It Important?

why is a security deposit important

Security deposits are an essential part of rental property management. No one likes to think about things going wrong, but a security deposit provides just that – security against unexpected situations such as damages and lease breaks. Deciding how much to charge is just as important as understanding what a security deposit can be used […]

How to Navigate the Current COVID Eviction Policy in MD

navigate evictions after COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upset our daily lives and the processes we know. Many landlords, after months of inconsistent payments, wonder what is the current COVID eviction policy in MD. As each county and state begin rebuilding, it can be challenging to decipher how to proceed. With advice from a property management company in […]

Changing Rental Qualifications Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

rental qualifications after COVID

Screening tenants is a tedious but necessary part of the leasing process for your Lancaster rental property. Without a careful screening process, you open your property up to trouble tenants, vacancies, and potential evictions. However, landlords have many questions surrounding rental qualifications due to COVID-19. Everyone agrees the COVID-19 pandemic has added challenges to landlords […]

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

  When you are renting an apartment, so many things can contribute to a bad overall experience. A big one is poor or mismanagement. This can be in the form of landlord negligence or a bad property management company, but both add stress to the rental relationship. Below we will take a look at tips […]

How Much Are Typical Property Management Fees?

How much are property management fees

  As a property owner or real estate investor, hiring a property manager can alleviate all kinds of headaches in your day-to-day operations. Property managers handle all aspects of running your investment, from vetting tenants to emergency maintenance and everything in between. If you want to collect rent but don’t have the time or inclination […]