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How to properly prepare my eviction case to avoid dismissal

Years of landlord and property management experience fed my desire to create Rent Court Manager. I understand  the hassle of having to take your tenants to court - the days lost at the courthouse and the hours spent trying to track down the status of a case. And let’s not forget the lost rent that quickly racks up for each day in the process ($40/day on average). I wanted to make it simple for the do-it-yourself landlord or property manager to file an eviction. And more importantly, have the confidence that they had “checked all the boxes” and were properly prepared in court.

Does my property needs to be registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)?

 If your rental property was built before 1978, it must be registered, and you will be required to distribute specific educational materials to your tenants and meet specific lead paint risk reduction standards at certain triggering events. 

Evictions 101: Do I need an Attorney to file for an Eviction?

I am often asked if an attorney is necessary in filing an eviction. While not absolutely necessary (there are agents available to represent you in court), there are several compelling reasons to opt for an attorney. In my experience as a property manager, and having spent a significant amount of time in Rent Court, I saw many cases where an attorney would have made the difference for the landlord. The benefits of an attorney became crystal clear for me.

Brian Wojcik Joins Landlord-Tenant Law Initiative with the Maryland People's Law Library

I am excited to be representing the voice of small business and independent landlords in a leadership capacity with the Maryland People's Law Library. I'll be contributing to the publishing of content to assist landlords in their court proceedings

The Complicated Legal Landscape of Independent Landlords

RECAP: Brian Wocjik, CEO of diyRealty, Inc., led a panel discussion at the ThinkRealty Expo, held June 24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. 

Playing the “Blame Game” Heralds Trouble for Rental Owners

Written by Brian Wocjik, CEO of diyRealty, Inc. for ThinkRealty

As landlords, we are unknowingly conducting our business in a Perfect Storm. By dictionary definition, this occurs when a rare combination of circumstances aggravate a situation drastically.

One small step for a landlord… one giant leap for our community.

Landlord-Rallying Effort in Maryland Gives Hope

 

Petition Success!

In just under 71 hours, we collected 1,301 signatures, and counting with our petition drive against Maryland House Bills 1346 and 1487. This campaign crossed continents with signatures all over the country and the world from those who own rental properties in Maryland.
Read previous blog post outlining the issue here

The World of Landlording is Flat... Or Is It?

Stubborn misconceptions about landlords and property managers have led to some disastrous legislation. It’s time to make your voice heard.

Maryland Rental Property Owners: URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Two proposed pieces of legislation negatively affecting Maryland Rental Property Owners: HB1346 + HB1487

On Tuesday, March 7th, a hearing will be held for two new legislative bills which greatly impact Maryland Rental Property Owners. Your voice needs to be added to the conversation! This petition will be submitted as testimony by Maryland Multi-Housing Association.