Property Management Frequently Asked Questions
What is property management?
Essentially, it is the day-to-day operations associated with maintaining a rental property. These operations typically consist of: collecting rent, responding to tenant inquires, coordinating maintenance repairs, distributing rental income to owners, conducting property inspections, and handling service of legal notices.
Why West Property Management?
The answer is simple. We save you time, money, and hassle. We increase your revenue by keeping the property leased and rented at the highest rate for the area. We help keep your costs down with budget-savvy maintenance, too.
Can we use our own contractor in addition to or in place of your resources?
Of course! You can certainly use your preferred vendors for maintenance and repairs.
How do you show the properties you manage?
We require all showings to be Agent assisted. No property access is granted unless the prospective tenant is accompanied by a licensed Agent.
Do you handle lead inspections?
Yes. We can coordinate with a licensed lead inspector to check your property. As of January 1, 2015, there are new laws regarding lead inspections. All Owners of rental properties built before 1979 must obtain a lead free certificate and register the property with Maryland Department of Environment.
What happens when a tenant is in breach of the lease contract?
Once a violation has occurred, we will post legal notice to the tenant with an opportunity to remedy the violation. If the violation is not rectified, it will be forwarded to our attorney for eviction filings.
I am unhappy with my current Property Manager. How do I change services to you?
Review your contract with the current property manager. Notice or a wait period may be required to terminate. There may also be important documents that your current manager needs to send us.
Can you start managing my property today?
Yes. We can start the process immediately. Contact us to set up a no-obligation consultation to discuss your property in detail.
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We do more than just collect rent
West Property Management offers complete management services from townhomes and single-family homes to Homeowners & Condominium Associations, no matter the size.
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Chris Westerlund and West Property Management were great. Being a realtor, I deal with a lot of property management companies. I reached out to Chris about obtaining HOA resale documents. He was instrumental in getting the documents delivered to me that same day when we needed them in a rush. In addition, he used his resources to find the contact information for the company we had been trying to find for a couple of weeks. I'd highly recommend anyone/business looking for property management services to reach out to Chris and West Property Management!