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Baltimore City License Law: Important Update September 11, 2018

Baltimore City License Law: Important Update September 11, 2018

The new inspection criteria have been published!  Version 3 is dated August 30, 2018, though it was released just yesterday.  Download the New Inspection Checklist NOTE REGARDING BUILDINGS WITH 3 or MORE DWELLINGS:  Only Single Family Houses and 2-Unit properties must be inspected by December 31, 2018.  Multi-Family Buildings (defined as two-dwelling units plus another use – […]

Baltimore City Rental Property License and Registration – How to Register

Baltimore City Rental Property License and Registration – How to Register

Baltimore City implemented a new registration system for registering rent property, vacant property, and vacant lots.  In the past, forms and payment could be submitted by mail or by hand delivering the paper work to the One-Stop Permit Office on Fayette Street.  This year, all registration is required to be done on-line and all payments […]

2018 Legislative Update

2018 Legislative Update

A couple of new laws of interest to landlords in Baltimore City as a result of the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session: Water Bills In single-family houses and 2-unit properties, a requirement for the tenant to pay all or a portion of the water bill must be stated in a written lease agreement.  If the tenant […]

New Tax Law Affects Apartment Property Owners

New Tax Law Affects Apartment Property Owners

Congress and the President gave the country a huge Christmas present with the signing of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on December 22, 2017.  We have all heard varying accounts about this new tax law; but what is the impact for rental property, apartment property, and commercial-investment real estate owners and managers? Our models […]