Non-Owner Occupied Units
Fairwinds is not an apartment complex, but owners are permitted to lease out their units.
- Owners are responsible for their tenants adherence to ALL community rules.
- Fairwinds does not allow any transient (short term or temporary) rentals. No exceptions.
Fairwinds provides office staff to assist with the day to day operations of the Fairwinds complex, however, the staff are NOT a concierge service for the community, nor are they expected to perform any of the landlord’s tasks. In addition, Fairwinds provides an onsite maintenance person to repair common area issues only. He is not a building superintendent nor a handyman endorsed by the association.
Fairwinds is a wonderful place to live, as well as a good investment. However, before renting your unit, you need to be aware of the rules and laws governing this action.
If your unit is not occupied by you, the owner, you are required to provide the Fairwinds association office with the following:
- Completed supplemental form
(mandatory – available at the office or here)
- Current and complete lease
and, if applicable:
- Pet registration (form, county registration, and picture – only one small, manageable pet allowed)
- Parking registration/documentation
In addition, the City of Annapolis requires that All properties not occupied by the owner or his/her immediate family must have a valid renter’s license. These can be obtained at 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Suite 202 (tel: 410-263-7946).
- Landlords and Tenants: Tips on Avoiding Disputes
(Maryland Attorney General’s office)
Landlords are responsible for the maintenance of their property as well as adherence of their tenants to community rules and regulations.
Many renters mistakenly assume their landlord’s insurance will cover their possessions if they are stolen or destroyed in a fire or other catastrophe. Only a renters insurance policy will provide that protection. Learn about the types of coverage, how to buy a policy, and how to file a claim by downloading this PDF from the Federal Citizen Information Center (Pueblo, CO).
- Renter’s Insurance (2009. USDA)
Notification To All Licensed Residential Rental Property Owners
Effective immediately, all leases or agreements for the occupancy of a dwelling unit for which an operating license is required shall be bound by and include the following statement which cannot be waived by either party:
Section 18.04.010 of the City of Annapolis code requires that leases offered to prospective tenants specify that “… all maintenance, including repairs and replacements due to normal wear and tear, but not including those resulting from negligence or deliberate damage by the tenant, is the responsibility of the Landlord who shall arrange for maintenance in a timely manner. As a minimum, leased units must be maintained in full compliance with the residential housing standards as enumerated in Chapter 17.40 of the Code of the City of Annapolis and applicable provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Repairs of dangerous defects by the Landlord are subject to Section 8-211 of the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. All maintenance, repairs or replacements resulting from negligence or deliberate damage by the Tenant is entirely the responsibility of the Tenant. At the Landlord’’s option, the Tenant may be required to arrange for appropriate repairs, and pay for such repairs directly to the contractor.
For additional information refer to the Residential Housing Standards and the ICC Property Maintenance Code 2003 Edition, contact the Department of Neighborhood & Environmental Programs at (410)263-7946.