Landlord Hank: What Is Your No. 1 Maintenance Request From Tenants?

Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi takes on questions each week from landlords and property managers, this week on maintenance. His goal is to help educate fellow landlords and property managers on issues he has seen in 30 years in the business. [...]

7 Issues And Answers About Renting To Tenants With A Felony

Are “no-felony-ever” lease clauses dead? We decided to ask this question of an expert in the field of investigations and tenant screenings to follow up all debate last year over whether landlords are required to rent to someone with a felony record. By [...]

9 Most Common Pests Landlords See In Rental Properties

When you start thinking about pest control as a management philosophy instead of just triage in an emergency, it is good to give a little thought about what your policy is going to be as a landlord or property manager. By John Triplett [...]

5 Questions Landlord Hank Asks Tenants When They Call

Dear Landlord Hank Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi takes on questions each week from landlords and property managers around the country. His goal is to help educate fellow landlords and property managers on issues he has seen in his 30 years [...]

Landlord Tax Planning and Preparation

Ownership of rental property and investment properties complicates your tax planning, tax reporting and available deductions. Most “tax professionals” and accountants do not have the qualifications to properly handle these complex reporting tax matters. Kingman Winslow, LLC combines the power of Tax Attorneys and [...]

Understanding Insurance Property Damage And Coverage

If one of your single-family rental homes caught fire last night do you understand your insurance property damage policy and coverage? Are you certain it is insured properly? If a spring storm blew the roof off of your 12-unit apartment building, would you have [...]

12 Prospective Tenant Screening Red Flags

Screen potential tenants by observing behavior and responses to basic questions. Learn more in this article.

Good Communication Can Keep An Eviction From Becoming Ugly

Evicting a tenant is stressful but your rental property is a business. The eviction process can be less challenging if both parties communicate.

Can’t We Just Follow the Lease!

Landlords and leases set resident expectations. Don't expect the resident to follow the lease if you don't!

Investor Beware Without A Strategy

Real estate investing without a strategy can leave you empty handed or with a disaster property and under water. Understand the key aspects of an investing strategy before taking the leap.

Bed Bug Do’s and Dont’s

The number one requirement landlords should remember in bed bug do's and don'ts is to hire a licensed specialist to remove bed bugs. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to remove bed bugs without special chemicals and training. In fact, [...]

Worker’s Compensation Issues For The Real Estate Investor

Though frequently overlooked by many real estate investors, worker's compensation (WC) and related issues should certainly be addressed early in your business planning stages. Bear in mind, that advice from your attorney, accountant and/or from the State Department of WC (if applicable) certainly [...]

Which of your tenants has a criminal history?

10 Important things you need to know about criminals and why you must run a criminal background check on every potential tenant.