Dear Landlord Hank: What Is It Like To Go Through A Hurricane As A Landlord?

What is it like to go through a hurricane as a property manager and landlord? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. This week he talks about [...]

How Do Single-Family Renters Differ From Multifamily Renters?

Single-family renters make more money, have kids and are more likely to be married, than multifamily renters, according to new research from a real estate consulting firm. The research into the single-family renter shows the key differences between those who rent apartments and [...]

3 Ways Landlords And Property Managers Can Get A Good Tenant

Veteran real estate investor and landlord Kevin Guz talks about fear all landlords and property managers have of finding a good tenant, and three ways you can use to find that good tenant. By Kevin Guz When I look back at my first [...]

Tenant Wants To Know Why Keys Have Not Been Sent

What do you think it means with a tenant wants to know why he or she has not received keys to their rental? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country [...]

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 [...]

7 Great Reasons To Invest In Smaller Multifamily Real Estate

Are smaller multifamily buildings a better fit for many real estate investors than larger multifamily commercial buildings? This week veteran real estate investor Richard Montgomery, who knows real estate investing, from up-close, get-your-hands-dirty rehab to armchair investing using your self-directed IRA as your [...]

If You Cannot Do Criminal Background Checks On Tenants, What Can You Do?

If a local city council bars criminal background checks, such as Seattle did recently, what can a landlord or property manager still do to protect themselves? ARPOLA spoke to one of the top experts in the country on criminal background checks, David Pickron, [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: I Have A Tenant Couple That Fight On A Regular Basis – What Do I Do?

What do you do with a tenant couple that fight on a regular basis in your rental and call the police?  Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their [...]

What Do You Charge A Tenant For Spot Repair And Paint?

If a tenant leaves holes in the sheetrock that require spot repaint and paint what do you charge? 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 [...]

Seattle Bars Landlords From Using Criminal Records To Screen Tenants

The Seattle City Council has passed an ordinance 8-0 to bar landlords from using criminal records to screen tenants based on past arrests or criminal convictions, with the exception of sex offenders, according to a release. “The Fair Chance Housing ordinance would prevent [...]

Leak Continues In Ceiling Of New Apartment Building – What Do I Do?

Tenants needing something like a leak fixed can many times be patient, and sometimes not. But good communication between landlord and tenant on what is going on goes a long way Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from [...]

Did You Know A Tenant Can Appeal An Eviction?

Landlords and property managers might be surprised to find out a tenant can appeal an eviction. You should consider carefully and know your state and local laws. Here are some examples to consider: By Clint S. Dunaway Appealing an eviction judgment in Arizona [...]

My Tenant Wants To Repaint His Unit – What Should I Do?

Tenants wanting to paint one of our rentals is something that often comes up. Should I let a new tenant repaint his unit? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country [...]