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Do you need a license to rent property in baltimore county?

Asked by Vfh, 21244 Tue Jun 21, 2011

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This is a quote taken directly from the Rental Housing Licenses web page; "all buildings or a portion of a building that contain one to six dwelling units, intended, or designed to be rented, leased, let or be hired out to be occupied for living purposes be registered and licensed with Baltimore County."

You must have a licensed home inspector complete the inspection sheet. The home inspector must also provide time and date stamped photos of the front and rear of the dwelling. There is one exception...if you are renting to a family member, you can file an Exemption Affidavit. If you are filing an Exemption Affidavit, there is no fee required.

As a side note, the inspection checklist will be changing in the near future. The new checklist will be more specific as to what areas and specific items will be inspected. During a recent conversation with the head of the program I was told that any code violations must be identified and corrected. If you want to schedule an inspection, give me a call at 410-515-3838. If you would like more information about the program, please visit my website and click on the Rental Inspections tab at the following address:


Dan High
Maryland Home Inspection Services
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 19, 2013
Yes, you do need a license to rent property in Baltimore County. A couple of things that you need to know. The property must be inspected by a Licensed Home Inspector that is approved by the county. The inspector is will be inspecting the property mainly for health and safety issues. ( l will include a link to give you more specific items) One of the main items an inspector will be looking for is interconnected smoke detectors. That is a requirement. One other important thing to remember is that you must include photos (Exterior Front & Rear) of the property with your rental license application and completed and signed inspection form. Feel free to contact me if you need my assistance. You can visit following webpage to obtain more information. Copy and paste into your web browser.…

Orlando Fernandez
Re/Max Advantage Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 23, 2011
You will have to fill out a Rental Property Registration. See Web Reference

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Do you need a license to rent your property?
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