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What Are Squatter’s Rights: Everything a Landlord Needs to Know

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Eviction is a scary word for any landlord. However, what’s worse is when you find out the people living in your rental never had a lease in the first place! When that occurs, or when there is an unauthorized occupant – you have squatters. A common misconception is these individuals have no rights because they […]

How to Handle a Tenant Holding Over in Your Rental

How to Handle a Tenant Holding Over in Your Rental

A tenant holding over can be a scary and frustrating situation for property owners. So, when a lease expires and the tenant refuses to vacate, what is a landlord to do? It is critical to remember that even though the tenant is no longer under the lease, they still have rights. Thus, meaning the landlord […]

Understanding the CDC Eviction Ban: How Landlords Are Fighting Back

Understanding the CDC Eviction Ban How Landlords Are Fighting Back

The moratorium on evictions is now extended through June 30, 2021. Landlords are left to wonder, is there any end in sight? The answer is a complex and uncertain one. Since the CDC eviction ban has already been extended multiple times, what can a landlord do? According to Moody Analytics, an estimated 7 million households […]

A Landlord’s Guide: Virginia Eviction Process

A Landlord's Guide to the Eviction Process in Virginia

When it comes to the eviction process, following the letter of the law is essential for landlords. Especially during these trying times recovering from the pandemic, every landlord must understand the process and restrictions involved in removing a tenant. Continue reading below as we break down the eviction process in Virginia, how it differs from […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Maryland Tenant Eviction

A Step-by-Step Guide to Maryland Tenant Eviction

No landlord wants to ever deal with a lengthy and costly tenant eviction process. However, giving tenants “second chances” to put off the inevitable rarely works out. Besides, one second chance is usually enough to tell landlords whether the problem tenant has straightened out or not. Keep in mind that putting off eviction any further […]

What Are the Eviction Moratorium Guidelines and When Will it End?

What Are the Eviction Moratorium Guidelines and When Will it End?

Many landlords who may have otherwise pursued a tenant eviction have so far not been able to due to COVID-19. However, is there an end in sight? At least for now, the federal government has extended the eviction moratorium for residential properties. Understanding changing regulations and executive orders are tough for landlords. After all, there […]

Tenants Not Paying Rent During COVID – What is a Landlord to Do?

Tenants Not Paying Rent During COVID - What is a Landlord to Do?

Unfortunately for landlords, the COVID-19 pandemic has left many tenants unable to pay for their monthly rent due to shut-downs, furloughs, or complete job loss. As businesses struggle to resume operations, the threat of tenants not being able to afford to pay all of their bills continues to be an issue.  So, what are property […]

What is Wrongful Eviction? – A Landlord’s Guide to Avoiding Illegal Eviction

What is Wrongful Eviction? - A Landlord's Guide to Avoiding Illegal Eviction

When a tenant stops paying rent, fails to vacate, or breaches the lease provisions, all a landlord wants is to get them out as quickly as possible. However, trying to do so can prove to be a long and tedious process. Due to the cost and time involved in removing a non-compliant tenant, landlords may […]

Landlord’s Guide to COVID Evictions

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  The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still weigh heavily on landlords’ minds and wallets across the country. Here in Maryland, as courts resume activity, keeping up with the many changes is not easy. Landlords seeking an eviction may find themselves easily overwhelmed by additional paperwork needed, eligibility concerns, and changing filing dates. Below we […]

How to Avoid Eviction and Still Get a Tenant to Move Out

How to Avoid Eviction and Still Get a Tenant to Move Out

Sometimes, you cannot avoid eviction: one or more of your tenants has to go. Preferably sooner rather than later. Evicting a tenant is one of the more draining experiences you’ll have to endure as a landlord. Evictions take time and money, but are there any other legal ways to get your property back? Yes! Telling […]