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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, […]

Top 5 Tips for Choosing Rental Home Appliances to Attract Tenants

Top 5 Tips for Choosing Rental Home Appliances to Attract Tenants

Part of being a successful landlord is providing the amenities that modern tenants are looking for. It is no secret that a beautiful and updated kitchen adds value to both home sales and rentals. Therefore, energy-efficient or new appliances are a fantastic way to attract tenants, but it does come at a cost. Understanding where […]

What are Landlord’s Responsibilities for Abandoned Tenant Possessions?

What are Landlord's Responsibilities for Abandoned Tenant Possessions?

Whether a tenant vacates from eviction, sudden lease break, or gives ample notice, there is a chance items may remain. When abandoned property remains, many landlords want to remove it as soon as possible. However, in some states, tossing it out can landowners in hot water. To avoid costly liability, understanding what to do with […]

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 […]

How to Balance Rent Increases for Profit with Tenant Satisfaction

How to Balance Rent Increases for Profit with Tenant Satisfaction

Rent increases are a sometimes confusing and controversial subject. However, increasing the rent is something every landlord will have to deal with sooner or later. Understanding how to handle rent increases, the amount to ask for, and when to raise rates is key to your success as a landlord. Follow along with us below as […]

How to Turn a Rental Property into a Home with Temporary Décor

How to Turn a Rental Property into a Home with Temporary Décor

Rental homes are a blank slate. It is best for landlords to offer broad appeal with neutral tones and minimal personal touches to appeals to the masses. However, for the tenant moving in, how can they add their style without risking damage or loss of their security deposit? Thanks to modern materials, a cozy home […]

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, […]

How to Get Rid of Unauthorized Occupants or Avoid Them Altogether

get rid of unauthorized occupants

  Rental properties come with a variety of risks and situations a landlord must deal with. One of those happens to be unauthorized tenants in your property. If you do not want to create more of a legal hassle then it already is, understanding your responsibility is vital. Read on as we discuss what defines […]

The Lease Agreement Deconstructed

If you have ever leased an apartment or home, you will likely be familiar with the lease agreement that was signed by both you and the landlord. Yet, have you ever thought about the actual components that make up a lease agreement? If you have not, and are thinking about using your Harford County home […]