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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.

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: Who Should Pay For Tenant Screening?

Who should pay for tenant screening is the question this week for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Who should pay for tenant screening, us or the tenants? We use an independent third party service that gives us credit check, criminal check and everything in one spot but [...]

By |2019-02-25T23:41:53+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Give Other Landlords References On Former Tenants?

Giving other landlords references about one of your former tenants could make some of us uneasy. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi how he handles references when other landlords call. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you give other landlords reference information when they call you about a previous tenant? I [...]

By |2019-02-26T21:43:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Legal Help, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Why Can’t I See The Property Before I Pay A Deposit?

The security deposit issue comes up again this week with a question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: I am in the process of talking to a homeowner about a property in California I wish to rent. I have passed application process and want to see the [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:08:32+00:00February 19th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is This A Valid Deduction From A Security Deposit?

The security deposit issue continues this week as veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi takes on another question. Dear Landlord Hank: I live in Massachusetts and my lease clearly states that the tenant is responsible to deposit their rent in cash each month into my rental property account. Additionally, my bills, [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:39:03+00:00February 12th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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|10 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: 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

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