Category Archives: For Landlords

Maryland Lead Paint Inspection

Maryland Lead Inspections

Lead paint was commonly used in houses until the late 1950s. Even after that, people tended to keep it stored it in their basements because lead paint was the most durable paint you could get, as long as it was maintained.

The major concern with lead paint is that it can cause health problems for children. Lead dust tends to accumulate in places like the windowsills or on the floor, where children are often playing. It is easy for children to unknowingly ingest lead paint dust because they often put their fingers or their toys in their mouths, and those fingers or toys could have become contaminated with lead. Continue reading

Howard County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Howard County, then you are required to have it inspected by a Howard County inspector. Howard County does not allow independent inspectors to perform the inspections.

Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for this inspection. Continue reading

Baltimore County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Baltimore County, then you are required to have it inspected according to the county’s criteria, in order to obtain the necessary license. Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for this inspection. Continue reading

How do you prepare property and place tenants?

At Peace of Mind Property Management, we offer new landlords the service of tenant placement.

Preparing the Property

The first step in this process is to prepare the property. We walk through the property and ensure that it’s going to pass any applicable state, county, or city rental inspections, including the lead inspection for properties built before 1978. Continue reading

What is included in the management fee?

Property Management Fee

The monthly management fee covers everything that Peace of Mind does for every property every month. The typical charges outside of the monthly fee are property repairs, court appearances, and any walkthroughs that you request beyond the semi-annual walkthroughs.

Do you offer a leasing guarantee?

What if the tenant leaves?

A common fear with most new landlords is what happens if the tenant doesn’t stay. We all know that tenant placement and turnover can be a very expensive profit killer for landlords. We feel very strongly about our ability to find quality tenants for our properties. So, we offer a six-month leasing guarantee. Continue reading

Why do you charge a retainer?

What the Retainer Covers

The retainer ensures that we have funds available to cover the setup of your property, if it’s not already being used as a rental. This retainer covers the costs of the county or city inspection, the related registration fee, the lead inspection, your annual MDE registration, your setup fee, and any minor repairs needed to pass the inspections. Continue reading