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Common Eviction Mistakes Rental Landlords Must Avoid

Common Eviction Mistakes Rental Landlords Must Avoid

Evictions are an unfortunate event that is sometimes unavoidable. Understanding the legal process is the key to success when the only solution is to remove a tenant from the home. Legal evictions can be a lengthy process of notices, court appearances, and communications. To regain possession of their property as soon as possible, some landlords […]

Should You Allow a Cosigner For Your Tenant?

Occasionally, landlords will come across applicants that seem great on paper but do not quite meet the income or credit requirements. When this occurs, landlords have two options, deny them and lose a potentially good tenant or allow the applicant to have a cosigner. That said, not every rental owner is familiar with the practice […]

Unusual, But Legal, Pets Your Tenant May Own

For many individuals, pets are just as much a part of their family as any blood relative. Whether or not your rental allows pets could significantly affect your qualified tenant pool in today’s rental industry. As a landlord, accepting pets is a big decision, and there are plenty of things to consider. Today our focus is […]

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 […]

Create an Occupancy Policy with Baltimore Property Management Experts

Create an Occupancy Policy with Baltimore Property Management Experts

Can a landlord limit the number of tenants in their rental? It is a question on many landlords’ minds—some worry about mitigating overcrowding, noise, utility usage, and potential wear and tear. In short, yes, there are limits to the number of occupants allowed in rental properties and it’s important to have a clear occupancy policy. […]

Top 7 Ways to Guarantee Success in Your First Investment Property

Top 7 Ways to Guarantee Success in Your First Investment Property

Buying your first investment property is a great way to boost supplemental income or even replace your traditional 9-5 day job. In fact, getting into the rental property business can be extremely lucrative, if approached the right way. However, it is vital as a first-time investor to not get caught up in the excitement of […]

Landlord Insurance Tips for Harford County Rental Home Management

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Insurance is a vital component of Harford County rental home management. It is widely available and designed to help protect landlords from financial losses due to a covered peril. That said, there are so many companies and offers out there, how do you know what coverage is best? Landlord insurance is for those who rent […]

How to Handle Unauthorized Tenants in Delaware County

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Unauthorized tenants can be a struggle within the property management industry. As a landlord, understanding what is an unauthorized tenant, how to deal with that tenant, and tips for avoiding this issue is vital. Read on to learn how to handle unauthorized tenants in your Delaware County rental property.   What is an Unauthorized Tenant? […]

How to Conduct Reference Checks for Bucks County Tenants

How to Run Proper Rent Reference Checks for Bucks County Tenants

How to conduct reference checks is a vital process for all landlords. When screening a tenant, most of it involves uploading of their information to a tenant screening or property management software such as AppFolio. However, for rent reference checks, you will want to pick up the phone and do these yourself. Without doing so, […]

Should I Accept Housing Vouchers in Baltimore County?

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A question many Baltimore County landlords struggle with is whether to accept housing vouchers or not. At the end of the day, it can be beneficial for a few reasons. Should you accept vouchers? That depends on what you think after running the pros and cons. Learn more about what renting to section 8 means, […]