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    Playing the “Blame Game” Heralds Trouble for Rental Owners

    Written by Brian Wocjik, CEO of diyRealty, Inc. for ThinkRealty

    As landlords, we are unknowingly conducting our business in a Perfect Storm. By dictionary definition, this occurs when a rare combination of circumstances aggravate a situation drastically.

    One small step for a landlord… one giant leap for our community.

    Landlord-Rallying Effort in Maryland Gives Hope


    Petition Success!

    In just under 71 hours, we collected 1,301 signatures, and counting with our petition drive against Maryland House Bills 1346 and 1487. This campaign crossed continents with signatures all over the country and the world from those who own rental properties in Maryland.
    Read previous blog post outlining the issue here

    The World of Landlording is Flat... Or Is It?

    Stubborn misconceptions about landlords and property managers have led to some disastrous legislation. It’s time to make your voice heard.

    Maryland Rental Property Owners: URGENT ACTION NEEDED

    Two proposed pieces of legislation negatively affecting Maryland Rental Property Owners: HB1346 + HB1487

    On Tuesday, March 7th, a hearing will be held for two new legislative bills which greatly impact Maryland Rental Property Owners. Your voice needs to be added to the conversation! This petition will be submitted as testimony by Maryland Multi-Housing Association.

    Landlord Law Change is Coming to Maryland

    Maryland landlord/tenant law affects all counties.

    Weather Can Cause Eviction Delays

    Pets can prevent evictions too (even snakes and lizards)… Rules are open to interpretation by the local authorities. Even if it’s not freezing, pets cannot be left curbside in cold weather.

    Eviction Notice Requirements: Prince George's County

    The failure to pay rent complaint has gotten a judgement in favor of the landlord. Then the Warrant of Restitution was filed. What eviction procedure is next?

    The detailed steps below show the eviction procedure for Prince George’s County Maryland. Follow these steps to ensure a successful eviction with your rental property.

    Maryland County Rental License and Registration Requirements

    The following list of Maryland Counties shows which have requirements. Use this to assist with your eviction filing based on the location of your property. If it’s required and you file without evidence of registration or license, your case will be dismissed. You'll want to verify and research yourself to be certain of your obligations as a landlord.

    Landlord Lead Paint Liability Protection Uncapped

    Court of Appeals Uncaps Landlord Liability Protection

    In October 2011, many of our clients at North Star Realty asked me what the increased risk was to them after the severance of the liability protection in the Lead Risk Housing Act occurred. Below is a summary I’d previously researched and wrote which can serve as a guide for your policies and procedures as a Landlord. It was originally prepared on February 1, 2012.