A topic that comes up frequently is changing property management companies In Baltimore. When changing property managers you need to get as much information as possible to ensure a smooth transition. We do get several people every month who come to us from other management companies. When this happens, we have a full onboarding process to make sure the transition is smooth, and the tenant is comfortable with us.
Collect Documentation- What’s important when switching your Baltimore Property Management company
We ask for documentation from your current property manager. This will include the lease, the lead certification, keys to the property, the rental ledger, the tenant’s application, Move-in reports, outstanding maintenance issues, resident contact information. Obviously, these are things your property manager should have on file. We also talk about the security deposit and ask if it will be transferred to us or if it will be handed over to you as the property owner.
Scheduling an Inspection with Your Baltimore Property Manager
Once we have everything in place and all of the correct contact information for the tenant, we schedule a time to go to the property and conduct a walkthrough. This is an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves and conduct an inspection of the property. We want to make sure everything is in good working order. We also talk to the tenants about our rent payment procedures. Tenants can pay online or at a 7-11 store, if they need to. Or, they can mail in a check if they prefer.
Our inspection is a thorough one, and similar to the quarterly inspections we normally perform. You’ll get a copy of our report with pictures if the tenant doesn’t object to us taking pictures of the home.
After this is complete, we have successfully taken over as your Baltimore, MD property management company.
Interested in changing your property management company?
If you have any questions about this process, or you’d like to talk to us about our services, Contact Baltimore’s Property Management Pros today at HomeWorks Property Management.