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What Are The Risks Involved With Renting Your Home

System - Thursday, March 27, 2014

People choose to rent out their homes for a variety of reasons. You may be one of them. Maybe you've received a job offer in a new area and don't want to wait to sell your house, or maybe you are not in a financial position where selling is the right decision for you at this time. Whatever the reason, you should be aware that renting out your property without professional management help may come with risks.

What Are The Risks In Renting Out Your Home?

Your home is one of the most important financial and investment assets that you own. Before you make a decision about whether or not to rent it out, it helps to discuss the pros and cons with a professional property management company so you better understand the risks associated with renting out a home.

Some of the risks include:

  • Tenant not paying rent on time.
  • Tenant doesn't maintain your home.
  • Tenant doesn't abide by the terms of the lease,This could mean ending the lease early, violating any HOA rules or having unauthorized occupants. 
  • Your property ends up vacant. Whether your tenant leaves on his or her own, or is evicted, every day your property is empty is money lost to you as the landlord. 

It can take time to evict someone, even if he or she is not paying rent, and in that time, you could lose money or worse, a lot of damage could be done to your property.

That is why working with a professional property management company can be beneficial. 

Here's how an experienced property manager can help with renting your home:

  • They will have detailed systems on how applicants are approved. This usually includes a credit, background, and/or reference check as provided on their application ensuring your home is rented to responsible tenants. 
  • They will educate the tenants on their responsibilities per the lease. They will educate your tenants on their responsibilities when it comes to maintaining the property, the rules of the HOA and paying rent by a certain date. 
  • They will manage your property.They will maintain your property as well as tend to other issues that may spring up. 

If you would like to rent your home, but aren't sure you're equipped to handle any difficulties that may arise, consider hiring a professional property management team so you can relax and focus on other areas of your life, giving you peace of mind that your home is in good hands.

To learn more about the risks associated with renting out a home in the Baltimore Maryland Metro Area, don't hesitate to contact us. Or, leave a comment.

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