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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Increases

Raising the rent on your Severn rental property is a normal part of the rental property business − your tenants surely expect it to happen at one point or another. And, unless your specific area has rent control policies in place, you are free to increase the rent on your property as you see fit. […]

How to Handle After-Hours Calls from Your Tenant

If you own rental property in Philadelphia, you know that being a landlord is not a 9-5 job. And while sometimes this is a blessing in disguise (think no corporate office setting, no timeclock, and no required business casual attire), there are times when working in a non-traditional industry such as real estate can wreak […]

Should You Approve Tenants Without Meeting Them?

Would you ever consider leasing your Philadelphia rental property to a tenant you have never met? Most property owners would immediately say “no.” After all, meeting a prospective tenant in person leaves a valuable impression on you, and ultimately helps in determining whether they are a good fit for your property. But is there really […]

Month-to-Month vs. Yearlong Leases: The Pros and Cons

Have you ever wondered why your Philadelphia tenants sign 12-month lease agreements?  While most property owners have tenants sign a yearlong lease agreement that can be renewed for another 12 months come the end of the lease term, there are those that prefer month-to-month lease agreements instead. If you are curious about the pros and […]

How to Determine Tenant Damages Vs. Wear and Tear

Every rental property owner in the Philadelphia region has had to contend with the term “normal wear and tear” at some point. While seemingly self-explanatory, the truth is that understanding what constitutes normal wear and tear in your rental property, and what equates to actual damage, is much more difficult than you likely anticipated. And, […]

How to Properly Handle an Unexpectedly Abandoned Rental

Property owners face the risk of an unruly tenant abandoning their property at any time. Yes, even if your Parkville property management company conducts thorough tenant screenings of all prospective tenants, there is always the chance your tenant may unexpectedly vacate. Dealing with a tenant that abandons your investment property presents a number of challenges. […]

Top 5 Things to Emphasize in Your Tenant Welcome Packet

It is no secret that first impressions are a big deal when it comes to anything business-related.  In fact, the impression you give your Baltimore City tenants upon first meeting them may just have enough of an impact to convince them to renew at the end of their lease term. So why not put your […]

Easy Ways to Go the Extra Mile for Your Tenant and Boost Retention

With over 41% of Rockville residents currently renting, it is no wonder people are jumping at the chance to invest in rental homes.  And, while there are certainly some established landlords in the market whose hands have been in the industry for a while now, there is no reason you cannot up your game and […]

6 Red Flags Not to Miss in Tenant Screening

Thorough tenant screening of all prospective Maryland tenants is critical to the success of your rental property business.  Place the wrong tenant in your property and you could face enormous financial loss, property damage, and even the fall of your rental property business altogether. When you are screening potential tenants for your investment property, especially […]

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 […]