Helping Landlords Protect Themselves from Personal and Business-Related Liabilities
Most people who choose to become landlords do so to earn income or realize appreciation on their investment. They enter a world governed by Maryland landlord/tenant law without truly understanding all the legal requirements. If you decide to become a landlord, it is critical to ensure you continually comply with landlord law and regulations. Avoid expensive traps with the assistance of an experienced Columbia, Maryland, landlord business lawyer.
At the Thienel Law Firm, our landlord/tenant law attorneys focus on representing landlords, both residential and commercial. It is our goal to ensure clients in the landlord business understand the legal aspects of their role and remain in compliance with the very strict landlord laws in the state of Maryland. We want to help you take a proactive approach to your landlord business in an effort to avoid potentially expensive legal mistakes.
Whether you are a seasoned landlord in need of legal advice or just starting out with your first rental property, you can rely on the experienced landlord/tenant law team at the Thienel Law Firm. Contact our Columbia law offices by calling 443-535-9715 to schedule an initial consultation.
Assistance from Experienced Maryland Lease Drafting Attorneys
Writing a lease that can be enforced is not as simple as it may seem. Certainly the Internet is full of "fill in the blank" leases that make it appear as though a "do it yourself" approach will be just fine. In some cases, this may be true. Unfortunately, the moment a tenant disagrees and decides not to make a rent payments, you could find yourself facing costly litigation proceedings over something you failed to address in your lease.
Our landlord/tenant law attorneys are a valuable resource during the lease drafting process. They can either work with you to draft a lease in accordance Maryland law or review a lease you have written before presenting it to a potential tenant. Our lawyers know both the law and how to protect you, as the landlord.
Have You Become an "Accidental Landlord?"
Being in the landlord business can be complex, especially if you are new to the process. Due to the recent economic downturn many homeowners are finding themselves "accidental landlords." They may need to rent rooms in their home to enhance their monthly income or lease their entire home in an effort to prevent foreclosure. Many people in these situations never dreamed they would become landlords and don't realize they have to follow specific regulations regarding security deposits, property licensing, tax obligations and following specific requirements when a tenant moves out.
Consequences for failing to abide by Maryland landlord laws can be much more expensive than getting legal advice from the beginning to become an effective landlord. Take a proactive approach to protecting yourself and your rental business. Contact the Thienel Law Firm, to arrange a consultation with an attorney experienced in landlord business regulations.