Where are homes available?
Maryland Property Management has a variety of rental properties in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and the surrounding Maryland counties . Whether you desire an apartment or a house, we strive to provide quality housing in good neighborhoods at affordable prices.
What does the rental application involve?
We require each prospective resident to fill out a rental application from which we will verify employment, pull a credit report, check national criminal, sex offender and eviction records, verify current residency, and check personal references. We require one adult in the household to have a stable job for 1-3 years minimum. The total household income can include subsidies such as food stamps, child support, TCA, SSI, fixed retirement income or other.
Our screening process helps us determine the overall financial and personal stability of prospective residents. Each situation, however, may be given different considerations. Poor credit might be a reason for denial, or we may find a remedial action to place you in the property you desire. Rental records, work history and career are important factors in the approval process as we are seeking reliable people to live in nice homes.
All applications must be returned to the office on the next business day after receiving one.
What is a Hold Deposit?
A hold deposit places a "hold" on a property while your application is processed. This ensures the property remains available for you until you are approved. If your application is denied, your hold deposit is returned to you within three business days. The hold deposit is non-refundable if your application is approved, even if your application is found to require a higher security deposit. Higher security deposits are required for applicants who do not disclose imperative information during the verbal screening process.
What is the security deposit?
The security deposit is 1-2 months' rent, depending on the application and is collected at the time the lease is signed. It must be in the form of a money order. No cash or checks are accepted. The security deposit is not to be used as rent. It will be returned following a proper vacancy which includes a 60 day notice and a MPM inspection with a sign-off on the condition of the property by the resident.
What are the terms of the lease?
Your lease will be signed with Maryland Property Management All leases are one year long. Lease extensions are encouraged if payments are made on time. Leases otherwise automatically renew.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are generally not allowed. If an owner allows pets, a pet deposit will be required.
Is smoking allowed?
There is absolutely no smoking inside the rental properties. No exceptions!
Who pays utilities?
Utilities must be in the name of the resident signing the lease.
Who pays the Maryland Department of the Environment fines?
The Maryland Department of the Environment will impose fines for issues such as improper garbage containment or grass over 8". These fines will be billed to the resident.
What if repairs are needed?
Call us immediately for emergencies such as broken water pipes or gas emissions. Call BGE if you feel there is a gas emission issue.
You will have two weeks after your move-in to submit a list of items that may require a repair. Maryland Property Management will perform needed repairs. After this time period, you will be responsible for cosmetic and functional repairs such as clogged drains or broken windows that occur due to negligence. Maryland Property Management will be responsible for systems including HVAC, hot water tank, electrical, water supply from the meter to the property and roof.
For repairs, please submit in writing a repair request and/or call our repair coordinator.
How are pests controlled?
We make sure your residence is bug and rodent free when you move in. Please continue to maintain a pest free residence. If you think you may have a pest problem, notify us immediately. We don't like critters any more than you do!
What is the process for vacancy?
You must give a 60 day written notice which should begin count at the next 1st of the month and continue forward 60 days. For example, if you give notice on March 15, the proper 60 day notice would begin April 1 and continue through the end of May.
Without a written notice, residents will be responsible for a balance of rents due. Security deposits will also only be returned following a proper 60 day notice and a MPM inspection with a sign-off on the condition of the property by the resident.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to Contact us.