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How Important Are Move-In Inspections in Baltimore County?

No matter how thoroughly you screen your Dundalk tenants, having your property management company follow a strict move-in process is a must. In fact, the success of your rental property business relies on a comprehensive move-in, successful rent collection, correct handling of maintenance issues, and proper eviction processes. In order to avoid unnecessary disputes both […]

5 Business Skills You Need as a Landlord

Many Americans have the dream of starting their own business. In fact, freedom from the corporate world, being your own boss, and making a lot of money, are the thoughts that dominate your mind when you’re feeling that entrepreneurial spirit. But running a business is a lot of work. Launching a rental property business and […]

7 Ways to Prevent Mold in Your Rental Property

There is no way to avoid the fact that mold spores are floating around your Montgomery County rental property at any given moment.  It’s natural for mold spores, among many other contaminants, to be present in the air we breathe. However, when the humid Maryland weather hits and the climate begins to dampen, these mold […]

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 […]