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.

Landlord Law Change is Coming to Maryland

Maryland landlord/tenant law affects all counties.

Weather Can Cause Eviction Delays

Pets can prevent evictions too (even snakes and lizards)… Rules are open to interpretation by the local authorities. Even if it’s not freezing, pets cannot be left curbside in cold weather.