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Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities: Who is Responsible for Snow Removal?

Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities for Snow Removal - Who Does What?

If you own a rental property, waiting for the first flakes to fall is not the time to plan for snow removal. Instead, a careful definition of landlord-tenant responsibilities will save a ton of headaches once severe weather does roll in. Many tenants and landlords question who is responsible for snow or ice removal. So, […]

Rental Property Lease: Is Month-to-Month or Annual Fixed-Term Better?

Rental Property Lease: Is Month-to-Month or Annual Fixed-Term Better?

A rental property lease is the most important document a landlord can have. The legal contract between a tenant and a landlord outlines expectations, costs, requirements, and usage rules for residents to occupy a rental property. That said, there are many variations to the lease terms, but there are two main types; annual leases and […]

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining in a Rental Property

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining in a Rental Property

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! However, entertaining in a rental property throughout the holiday season can present some challenges. Before friends and family descend on your rental home, we break down the dos and don’ts for both landlords and tenants. Join us below to discuss some of the top tips for a […]

Is it a Guest or Unauthorized Tenant? – What Landlords Need to Know!

Is it a Guest or Unauthorized Tenant? - What Landlords Need to Know!

Every landlord knows a thorough screening process is key for success in the rental industry. As important as that is, it does not always protect you from unauthorized occupants. These unwelcome residents threaten the wellbeing of your investment property and create a huge issue for landlords. So, how do landlords determine who is a guest […]

Essential Lease Clauses Every Rental Agreement Needs

Essential Lease Clauses Every Rental Agreement Needs

  A well-written lease is more than a contract; it is a landlord’s defense against disputes. That said, not all rental agreements are created equal. While you can include a multitude of various clauses to suit your particular property, some leasing clauses are universal. Take a look below as we outline the most important lease […]

Early Lease Termination: A Guide to Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Breaking a Lease: Understanding Landlord Rights and Responsibilities

  When your tenant requests an early lease termination, you find yourself in a precarious situation. Most tenants who sign a lease intend to stay for the full term. However, sometimes life happens, and early terminations occur. As with any written contract, breaching the terms within the lease does not come without consequences. That said, […]

Ultimate Guide to Property Management for Real Estate Investors

Ultimate Guide to Property Management for Real Estate Investors

  Whether you are considering investing in rental properties or have an existing portfolio, managing those properties can be an overwhelming task. So, to help you in your investment endeavors, Bay Property Management Group has assembled a guide to property management tasks that every landlord should be familiar with. While this is not everything you […]

5 Expert Property Management Tips to Write a Strong Lease Agreement

The way you structure your lease agreement is going to set the tone for the entire term of your Potomac tenants’ stay. In fact, the lease is often considered the crux of your entire rental property business. However, drafting your own lease agreement from scratch can be challenging if you self-manage your rental properties and […]

Top Addendums to Include in a Lease Agreement in Columbia, MD

Drawing up an airtight lease from the very beginning is one of the most important things you and your Columbia, Maryland property management company can do. Doing this prevents any confusion amongst the parties regarding what is to be expected throughout the lease term, and helps to protect both property owner and tenant. If you […]

5 Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Lease Agreement

Becoming a successful investment property owner in Chevy Chase, MD takes a lot of real estate expertise. You must be familiar with how to: Finance and purchase rental properties Place high quality tenants and collect timely rent payments Maintain and repair your property whenever an issue arises Keep your tenants satisfied so they will want […]