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Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant screening is a landlord’s best defense against potential problem tenants. However, it is also a process that opens property owners up to major liability if Fair Housing Laws are not carefully followed. In this day and age, lack of knowledge is not a defense. So, landlords must learn and adhere to all federal, state, […]

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 […]

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Screening prospective tenants is a tedious but necessary part of being a successful landlord. Nationally, the average eviction rate is around 3%. However, according to the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, post-COVID eviction rates could jump as high as 20% in the coming year. As job and income loss heavily weigh on renters’ minds, landlords […]

Questions Tenants and Landlords Should Ask Before Renting an Apartment

Questions Tenants and Landlords Should Ask Before Renting an Apartment

Renting an apartment is a costly and emotional process. As a tenant, you want to do everything you can to ensure a confident decision. So, how do you know landlords have been upfront with all the details that are important to you? The answer is to ask the right questions! While the rental ad may […]

Changing Rental Qualifications Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Screening tenants is a tedious but necessary part of the leasing process for your Lancaster rental property. Without a careful screening process, you open your property up to trouble tenants, vacancies, and potential evictions. However, landlords have many questions surrounding rental qualifications due to COVID-19. Everyone agrees the COVID-19 pandemic has added challenges to landlords […]

Is Unemployment Reliable Proof of Income for My PG County Rental Property?

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Under Maryland law, you do not have to accept housing applications for those on unemployment in Prince George’s County (PG County). However, some landlords do accept applicants whose income comes from unemployment insurance under specific stipulations, especially with how high the unemployment rate is right now due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are, of course, […]

Tenant Screening Tips for Harrisburg, PA Landlords

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Screening tenants is a tedious and necessary part of the leasing process for your Harrisburg rental property. Without a careful screening process, you open your property up to trouble tenants, vacancies, and potential eviction. Screening Tenants For Your Harrisburg, PA Rental Property Examples of Trouble Tenants: Problem Payers: Those with a history of late payments […]

5 Avoidable Mistakes Landlords Make with Rental Agreements

Though having one universal lease agreement satisfying every type of lease term possible would be great, in reality, every lease is different. And, while using a universal lease form is possible, it is important to note that whether you self-manage your Dundalk rental property, or enlist the help of a property management company, there are […]

How to Interview Potential Tenants For Your Edgewood Rental

We all know how important it is to interview tenant references when deciding whether to lease to a prospective tenant. In the past, we have discussed how to do just that, as well as provided some tips for how to double check, and ensure a potential tenant’s references are even real. But have you put […]

7 Ways to Ensure Your Potential Tenant’s References are Real

Any responsible Baltimore City property owner knows the importance of tenant screening when it comes to placing tenants in their property. You want to make sure the tenant you are considering has no criminal background, has verifiable income that can cover the monthly rent expenses, and has a good credit score. Since most rental applications […]