CollegeParkHousing.org and Prince George's Property Owners Association, Inc.

                      PGPOA, P.O. Box 1652, College Park, Maryland  20741 

We stand ready to serve the community's owners and tenants of single and multi-family rental housing in Prince George's County, Maryland, in particular, College Park.  Our goal is to promote safe off-campus housing with an appealing location and value to tenants.  We attempt to bring all rental housing to a higher standard of maintenance and management.

Calling All College Park Landlords!

A meeting you won't want to miss, featuring Landlord/Tenant Attorney Q & A and Landlord Certification Program

March 30, 2017

6:30 pm  Urban BBQ Buffet

7:00-8:30 pm  Meeting

Hampton Inn, 9670 Baltimore Avenue

College Park, MD      (301) 345-2200

$20.00 at the door; FREE for Members!

Hosted by PGPOA, Inc.

To register, email Andrea at jhawvermale@verizon.net with your name and number attending.

                 Recycling Law

Plastic bags of any sort are FORBIDDEN in the recycling bins in College Park according to City and Prince George's County Law.

FINES WILL BE APPLIED!

Landlord Certification Program

The PGPOA Certification Program provides landlords and their managers/agents with a thorough working knowledge of the laws governing the management, operation and maintenance of rental housing property in College Park.

This program is biennial and open to all property owners who own and rent in College Park, MD.  All participants are notified via PGPOA's CollegeParkHousing.org website regarding updates on city, state and federal code or law changes throughout the two-year program. All participants will be notified of their certification expiration date and invited to re-certify, completing a revised knowledge assessment.

To obtain the required certification, 85% of the questions must be answered correctly. However, all answers can be obtained in recommended readings, for which access is provided by PGPOA, Inc.

This process is 100% voluntary but we believe it is a valuable program for the following practical reasons:

A. The program seeks to educate prospective tenants (and possibly their parents) about the benefits of using a Certified Landlord who participates in this program.

B. Certified Landlords are recognized with a certificate suitable for display, indicating that they operate within a high standard. This is a clear way to demonstrate that one is a professional landlord to prospective tenants, their parents, the City, community and University.

C. PGPOA and the City plan to identify participants in an on-line registry, allowing others to verify that one is a Certified Landlord. This in turn will prompt others to look for members the next time they look for a property to rent.

Attention!

Lead Paint Registration Renewals due annually by December 31         to avoid fines.

All residential rental properties built prior to 1978 must be registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) under the Maryland Lead Paint Risk Reduction in Housing Act.

EASY TO PAY ON-LINE

www.mde.maryland.gov/lead

(800) 776-2706 or (410) 537-4199

      Landlords: Get Certified!

Email your request for a Landlord Certification Program packet to:
Andrea Hawvermale
jhawvermale@verizon.net

Stay Informed; Get Involved!

Lisa Miller, PGPOA President
Andrea Hawvermale, PGPOA VP-Secretary/Treasurer

CollegeParkHousing.org
pgpoa@yahoogroups.com

Reminder

After 11 years, Rent Stabilization is a part of the past as the College Park City Council voted at its June 17, 2014 Meeting by a 5-3 Decision to sunset the 2005 Ordinance.

YOUR RENTAL LICENSE IS AT RISK!

Landlords:  Protect yourself against the Nuisance Abatement Statute:

PG County Code 14-171, Section a(2)

The Prince George's County Nuisance Abatement Board (NAB) meetings are open for public viewing, but comments are not allowed by the audience.

THE MARYLAND SMOKE ALARM LAW

   For one and two-family rentals:

New smoke alarm replacement in all rental units must have a sealed, long-life, tamper resistant battery with a timed silence button unless the existing alarms are hard wired and interconnected.
 
Smoke alarm coverage in homes constructed prior to Jan. 1, 1989 must be upgraded to at least one approved smoke alarm on every level when any one of the following first occur:

1. Existing smoke alarm is more than     10 years old (from manufacture         date)

2. Existing smoke alarm fails to             respond or otherwise malfunctions

3. Change of tenancy

4. Building permit issued for an             addition or renovation

5. Jan. 1, 2018 at absolute latest

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