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Landlord’s Guide to Deposits and Reasonable Charges for Tenant Damage

Landlord's Guide to Deposits and Reasonable Charges for Tenant Damage

Disputes over a tenant’s security deposit can cause stress and even court battles for property owners. That said, handling a security deposit is not as simple as collecting the amount you want and keeping it to cover any repairs at the end of the lease. Instead, careful preparation, a legal lease, and knowledge of the […]

When and How Can Landlords Make Tenants Pay for Repairs?

When and How Can Landlords Make Tenants Pay for Repairs?

For landlords and tenants, the line between damages and normal wear and tear must be clearly defined from the start. Therefore, it is critical to outline what happens when repair issues arise to prevent disputes down the road. In general, landlords cover the cost of any standard maintenance in the rental property. That said, some […]

How to Define Wear and Tear vs. Tenant Damage in Howard County

Wear and Tear vs. Tenant Damage - When can a Security Deposit be Used?

Wear and tear is bound to happen in your rental property, but how do you go about defining the difference between wear and tear vs tenant damage? This is important to know and understand when a tenant moves out and the unit is damaged, you need to know if you can or can’t use a […]

Understanding Normal Wear and Tear on Montgomery County Rental Properties

Understanding Normal Wear and Tear on Montgomery County Rental Properties

A question frequently asked by both tenants and landlords is what constitutes normal wear and tear on a rental property. Both parties of a rental agreement often have their own definitions of what “normal wear and tear” means, leaving much room for conflict at the end of a lease agreement.   The term “normal wear […]