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Less Than 1% Eviction Rate
Avg. Time Rental Is on Market 23 Days

Do You Have to Accept Roommates? A Landlord’s Guide to Best Practices

Do You Have to Accept Roommates? A Landlord's Guide to Best Practices

  In certain areas, especially cities or locations with a large student population, the issue of roommates will come up frequently. So, do you have to accept roommates? For landlords, renting to multiple, unrelated tenants can widen your pool of potential renters, ultimately helping to fill units quicker. However, it also comes with its fair […]

How to Get Rid of Unauthorized Occupants or Avoid Them Altogether

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  Rental properties come with a variety of risks and situations a landlord must deal with. One of those happens to be unauthorized tenants in your property. If you do not want to create more of a legal hassle then it already is, understanding your responsibility is vital. Read on as we discuss what defines […]

Rental Home References and How to Get the Most From Them

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  Application screening is the first best step for ensuring a quality tenant in your rental property. Therefore, along with a background check, income verification, and credit file, rental references offer a picture of who you will be renting too. So, how should you conduct rental reference checks? Continue reading as we detail types of […]

How to Handle Squatters in Your Pennsylvania Rental Property

How to Handle Squatters in Your Pennsylvania Rental Property

  Let’s set the scene; you’re property has been vacant for a while, you go to visit, and suddenly you realize you have squatters. This is a potentially dangerous and costly situation that must be handled immediately. Many landlords do not realize that although they did not lawfully enter, squatters have rights. Understanding the best […]

Drawbacks and Benefits of Keyless Entry for Rental Properties

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  Technology has helped so many aspects of the rental industry. One of those strides has been in keyless entry systems. So, with so many different options to choose from, how does a landlord know what is best? Balancing technology with ease of use and cost can be a process. Continue reading as we examine […]

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

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  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, […]