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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.

How To Improve Your Tenant Screening And Selection

This week Landlord Hank blogs on his own tenant screening and selection tips and ideas including some of the personal assessments he does in his tenant selection. By Landlord Hank I was very proudly showing my very first rental property, which had been extensively renovated, to a nicely groomed and mannered young woman. She arrived [...]

By |2019-02-06T15:34:02+00:00February 5th, 2019|Tenant Screening|6 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: A Tale of Woe Regarding Handing a Security Deposit

If you want to deduct repairs from a tenant security deposit how much time to you have in your state? Dear Landlord Hank this week takes on this question from personal experience. I recently had an owner come to me for help leasing his condo. He said he could manage the tenant thereafter. To me, [...]

By |2019-01-29T20:54:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix?

If a tenant has frozen pipes and calls the landlord or property manager to come fix the issue, who is supposed to pay for the maintenance? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question Dear [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: What Do I Do With A Tenant Who Consistently Pays Rent Late?

What should happen when a tenant consistently pays rent late is the question for veteran property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: I have a tenant that has failed to make his rent on time for 16 of the last 18 months incurring a $100 penalty. He eventually pays when his [...]

By |2019-01-23T15:33:39+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: If A Rental Has Been Burglarized Do We Have To Put Up Security Cameras?

A landlord asks veteran property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi if a rental has been burglarized are security cameras are required. Dear Landlord Hank: If a rental property has been burglarized, is it the landlords place to put up security cameras? - Joyce Dear Landlady Joyce, It is the landlord’s responsibility to have [...]

By |2019-01-14T21:00:18+00:00January 14th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Our Tenant Cannot Pay Rent Due To Government Shutdown Now What?

A tenant who gets a government check says he cannot pay rent due to government shutdown is this week’s question for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Our tenant tells us he cannot pay January rent due to the government shutdown. We have verified his employment and he is telling the [...]

By |2019-01-07T22:39:44+00:00January 7th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

What Did You Learn As A Property Manager And Landlord In 2018?

What he learned as a landlord and property manager in 2018 is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: What did you learn as a landlord and property manager in 2018? Any changes you plan for 2019? Dear Landlord John: I didn't really learn anything [...]

By |2018-12-27T17:27:47+00:00December 27th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Ask Tenants Or Maintenance To Replace Light Bulbs?

Who replaces rental housing light bulbs and with what type of bulb is this week’s question for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: When do you have maintenance replace tenant light bulbs vs asking tenants to replace bulbs themselves? Some light fixtures can be difficult to work with. And, are you [...]

By |2018-12-18T21:50:43+00:00December 17th, 2018|Landlord Hank, News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Decide How Much To Raise Rent?

When to raise rent and what to tell tenants is the reason is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: How do you decide how much you going to raise rent for tenants in 2019? We have some leases coming up for renewal and of [...]

By |2018-12-11T15:42:14+00:00December 11th, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Use Same Paint Color Inside All Your Rentals?

Can you use some accent paint colors to attract tenants or is it best to use the same color in all your rentals? That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you always use the same paint color throughout all your rentals or [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:32:56+00:00December 4th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Marketing|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Keep Tenants From Going Overboard With Holiday Lights?

Can tenants go overboard with holiday lights especially in a multifamily property?  That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you have any rules for Christmas lights or yard art tenants can put up outside your rentals? We just saw a tenant nailing [...]

By |2018-11-27T22:07:23+00:00November 27th, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Can A Rental Property Have Multiple Layers Of Sheetrock?

Can a rental property have multiple layers or sheetrock inside and is contractor right to replace it? That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: We hired contractor to fix big holes in the sheetrock of one of our rentals after tenant damage. It [...]

By |2018-11-16T20:14:37+00:00November 16th, 2018|Blogs, Education and Training, Landlord Hank, Marketing|0 Comments

Landlord Hank:  If a rental property sounds too good to be true it probably is

This week veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi discusses what can happen if a rental property deal sounds too good to be true. By Hank Rossi I am a real estate broker dealing in rental properties. A woman called saying she saw a property that had been listed for rent, but [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:39:31+00:00November 9th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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