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5 Things Landlords Should Know About Renting to Roommates

As the average rental rates continue to rise nationwide and the percentage of people living with someone other than their spouse or partner continues to rise as well, it is important for property owners in Howard County to understand what it might mean to lease their rental property to roommates. Despite the fact that your […]

Why You Should Require Renter’s Insurance

Part of being a successful landlord in Howard County is ensuring that your rental property is safeguarded in the case of an emergency.  And oftentimes this is accomplished by requiring your tenants to have renter’s insurance. Yet, according to the Insurance Information Institute, as of 2016, only 41% of renters reported to have renter’s insurance. Renter’s […]

How to Handle the Dreaded Pest Control in Your Investment Property

In the past, we have discussed some of the legal considerations Howard County property owners should be aware of when it comes to pest control in a rental property. In short, as a property owner you are legally responsible for providing a pest-free property to your tenants upon the start of a lease term.  From […]

Top Home Security Tips for Property Owners

Did you know that in the United States a burglary occurs approximately every 18 seconds? This startling fact should alert both you and your property management company that home security needs to be taken seriously when it comes to your Howard County investment property. The thought of anyone breaking into your Howard County rental, especially […]

Vacation Home Listing Mistakes to Avoid

Listing your Howard County vacation rental property on your own can be quite complex if you have never officially advertised a vacant property before.  Some property owners may believe they can handle things on their own—they are amateur photographers and know a bit about advertising when it comes to listing vacation homes on platforms such […]

You Banned Pets in Your Rental, But What About Service Animals?

As a Montgomery County rental property owner, you are entitled to implement your own pet policies.  In other words, you get to decide whether to allow your tenants to have pets while residing in your property. But what if you have decided not to allow pets in your rental property and one of your tenants […]

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

Discovering that an unauthorized person is living in your Montgomery County rental property can be a very stressful situation. It is your responsibility, as a rental property owner, to maintain the property that your tenants reside in. It is also your duty to ensure that whomever is living in your investment property is authorized to […]

Top Considerations if You Need to Fill Your Vacant Rental Property Quickly

Speed vs. Quality: Interviews and Screening Tenants Most landlords dream of filling a vacancy almost immediately. But, when trying to put someone into their empty properties as quickly as possible, they often ignore proper screening processes. If you don’t go through the proper screening and interview process, the tenant may end up violating the terms […]

Survival Tips for First-Time Landlords: Avoiding Trouble at All Costs

First-time landlords in Montgomery County make up a unique group of people. Some are homeowners looking to upsize or downsize and thus want to lease their home; some are investors seeking ways to fund their retirement or quit their corporate jobs; while others are accidental landlords, who for one reason or another, must turn their […]

4 Rental Property Upgrades That Waste Your Time and Money

Investing in a Montgomery County rental home often means getting a great deal on a property that needs some TLC. With the overall goal to make your investment property appealing in order to get the highest rent rate possible, it is sometimes necessary to go beyond fixing the required damages that exist; sometimes you need […]