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Category Archives: Property Management in Washington, D.C.

When Can My Washington, D.C. Landlord Make Deductions From my Security Deposit?

It is not uncommon for renters to have some security deposit deductions they were not ready for. In fact, a Rent.com survey explains that one out of four renters had funds withheld when they anticipated a full refund of their deposit. Thus, leaving renters wondering – how did this happen? Is it legal for the […]

Employee Spotlight – Samin Alam, Leasing Specialist BMG DC

Employee Spotlight - Samin Alam, Leasing Specialist BMG Laurel

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. […]

The Changing Landscape of Rent Control In Washington DC

The Changing Landscape of Rent Control In Washington DC

Anyone who has lived in some of the larger cities across the US understands that affordable housing is not always easy to find. It may surprise some landlords and tenants that over 180 cities in the US enforce some type of rent control or rent stabilization. One of these locations is the nation’s capital, Washington […]

What is the DC Housing Choice Voucher Program?

Landlord's Guide to Housing Vouchers in the DC Metro Area

More and more landlords have come to hear and know the terms Section 8 or the Housing Choice Voucher Program in recent years. In Washington DC, investors know that there are many benefits to actively participating in this program. As part of the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act, this program expands the availability of […]

Effects of Eviction Moratorium on DC Landlords

The Current Moratorium Restrictions on Evictions in Washington DC

New executive orders have landlords in Washington DC and across the country wondering when, or if, relief from non-paying tenants will ever come. Recently, the POTUS signed an order to extend the eviction moratorium on residential properties. Therefore, at least for now, the light at the end of the tunnel is a little further away. […]

What to Do When You Find an Unauthorized Person in Your Rental Property

Discovering that an unauthorized person is living in your rental property is a very stressful situation. As a landlord, it is your duty to protect the property and ensure that only authorized and vetted individuals live in the unit. Unfortunately, despite having a rock-solid lease agreement, there may be times when a tenant’s guest(s) overstay […]

Employee Spotlight – Griffin Wills, Director of New Business Development

Employee Spotlight - Griffin Wills, Director of New 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 contribute something special to our property management company. Therefore, […]

What to Do When a Tenant Leaves Belongings Behind in Your Property

As a lease comes to an end and tenants vacate, it is time to go through finding new tenants all over again.  Part of a landlord’s job is to complete a move out inspection to determine tenant damage. However, what happens when you inspect the residence and find that the property’s tenant left personal items? […]

Top 3 Things to Ask Your Prospective Tenant’s References

In a competitive rental market, every lead is vital. After all, a high tenant turnover rate can wreak havoc on your annual profit, which is why placing tenants efficiently is so important. However, not every prospective applicant that wants to see your rental property will meet the qualifications. That said, placing a bad tenant causes even more […]

What is Landlord Harassment and How Can Owners Protect Themselves?

what is landlord harassment

The landlord-tenant relationship can, at times, be a trying one. That said, in many cases, these issues are easily resolved with professional communication and a little understanding. However, when situations escalate, property owners may find themselves accused of landlord harassment. Also, a dreaded landlord harassment lawsuit can deplete profits, not to mention valuable time. So, […]