Also, the Courthouse has documents about Tenant Rights and Landlord Rights. If you have that document it helps to show you are informed and attempting to inform them. In Maryland a renter has the right to review a lease before signing and important to learn how the deposit is to be handled. Further I suggest it wise to learn what the process should you have any problems with late rent, etc. The Courthouse is where you would file the paperwork in that situation. Become informed ahead of time so you won't have to scramble at the last minute should a problem arise. Hope your move is smooth and renting works well for you! Marie
Has most of the information you need. You do NOT need a permit to rent out your house in Frederick, MD.
I would also call the local courthouse and/or local association of Realtors. This would be the Frederick City Courthouse off of West Patrick St and FCAR (Frederick County Association of Realtors) of off route 85. Doesn't hurt to call a local brokerage or agent too for more information.
All the best,
I had rented many clients home for them over the years for the first month's rent as compensation. My internship after college was as a property manager of a 13 unit apartment building for 3 years. Most rentals I worked with were build prior to 1978 with Lead Based Paint. They needed a MDE 330 form issued by a state inspector after a qualified painter sealed the risky lead based paint. They also needed a Lease which we had from our business as well as mandatory forms such as Protect Your Family from Lead Based Paint in your home, the disclosure form. Most people asked for a cleaning service to clean between tenants as well as a handyman to do minor repairs which we had in our business for all clientele. I also worked with public housing assistance which have there own set of regulations which in my business, we had to comply with Fair Housing.
Although I think the main reason I helped Owners rent there house was to add there listing to the MLS for agents and consumers to see for professional exposure as well as to do the intake of potential renters. I collected applications. Screened the potential tenants. We then presented the owners the candidates and they selected which they wanted. Then the Agent met with the tenants and got the lease signed. Further, when the tenants moved in or out, the agent helped transition the parties when it was essential to have a smooth move without conflict.
You can do your 1 rental without a real estate license. Yes, go to the State of Maryland http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/landlords.htm Just consider how much your time is worth vs paying one month rent to have a professional take care of these things for you.
Jennifer Wang, REALTORÂ®, Buyer Specialist
The Landmark Group at Real Estate Teams, LLC
You can rent your home yourself but need to be aware of state and Federal disclosure guidelines. Many real estate agents handle tenant locator services. Contact a reputable broker and let someone else do the work for you. The fee (up to 1 month's rent) is a good investment in knowing your tenant is pre-screened, your lease is compliant and all the details are attended to for you. Best of luck with your new job.
No real hoops to jump through, but some basic regulations in place in Maryland that must be followed, including Fair Housing, rental receipts for each month payment, lead paint disclosure if appropriate.
A good starting place might be the Md Consumer Protection Agency. See link below. Also, Md State Law, Section 8- Rentals.
Maureen D'Aiutolo, Broker
Key Realty Group LLC