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About Hank Rossi

I started in real estate as a child watching my father take care of our family rentals- maintenance, tenant relations, etc, in small town Ohio. As I grew, I was occasionally Dad’s assistant. In the mid-90s I decided to get into the rental business on my own, as a sideline. In 2001, I retired from my profession and only managed my own investments, for the next 10 years. Six years ago, my sister, working as a rental agent/property manager in Sarasota, Florida convinced me to try the Florida lifestyle. I gave it a try and never looked back. A few years ago we started our own real estate brokerage. We focus on property management and leasing. I continue to manage my real estate portfolio here in Florida and Atlanta.

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Rank The Importance Of A Tenant’s Credit Score?

How important is the actual tenant’s credit score, and the number, in terms of ranking factors in tenant screening? Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question and others from landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Quiz, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank What Are Your Tips For Interviewing Property Managers?

This week’s question is about interviewing and hiring property managers, which can be a big job for a small landlord and rental property owner. Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question and others from landlords and property managers around [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenants Have Cracked New Stove Cooking – Who Repairs It?

When a landlord replaces a new stove for a good tenant, and then the tenant cracks the new glass top, who pays to repair it? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: I have tenants I [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

If A Good Tenant Loses A Job How Long Before You Evict Them?

When a good tenant loses a job and cannot pay rent, what should you take into consideration before you evict them? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, If you have a good tenant who pays [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant’s Sewer Line Clogged With Tree Roots

A backed up sewer line can be a nightmare for the tenant as well as the landlord, and tree roots can be a culprit. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, Had sewer backing up in [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance|3 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Raise Rent For A Long-Time Tenant?

When to raise rent, and especially for a long-time tenant, can be a difficult question for a landlord and property manager. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, We have some long-time, great tenants who always [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|5 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Know When To Change Property Managers?

Whether and when to change property managers can be a difficult question. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: My property manager does not seem as focused on my rentals these days as he was in [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|3 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Where Do You Draw The Line On Normal Wear And Tear?

The definition of what is normal wear and tear in a rental can be somewhat subjective at times. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: Where do you draw the line on what is normal wear [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Can you spell out what tenants should expect in a walk through inspection?

A walk through inspection with tenants, especially exit inspections, and whether to give them a heads up is the question. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: Could you spell out what is expected at a [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Handle Evictions?

How do you handle evictions which can be a sometimes messy part of our business? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, How do you handle evictions? Is there an easier way? Unfortunately, we just had [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Eviction, Landlord, Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Conduct Rental Inspections? How Often?

How often should a landlord or property manager conduct rental inspections of their property? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, Do you conduct rental inspections? How often? -Dorothy Dear Landlady Dorothy, How often do I [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Motivate My Tenants To Conserve Water?

Getting tenants to conserve water, especially if the landlord is picking up the bill, can be tricky. This week a landlord asks, “How do I motivate my tenants to conserve water?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Tenant|6 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is An Old Drug Conviction A Big Deal?

Picking the right tenant for your rental often involves a tenant who is up front, and honest. This week a landlord asks, “Is an old drug conviction a big deal?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord [...]