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Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Have To Put Screens On Rental Property Windows?

Some cities are seeking more and more to regulate what landlords can do, and this week’s question is about whether a city could require screens on rental property windows. Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi weighs in on that question this week. Dear Landlord Hank: Our city is seeking to require landlords to place [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank, Marketing|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: What Is Best Way To Notify Tenants When You Enter Their Rental?

When you need to enter a tenant’s rental, you have to give proper notice based on your state’s laws. But what happens when the tenant does not respond? Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi weighs in on that question this week. Dear Landlord Hank: What is the best way to notify a tenant you [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Landlord Shot While Serving Eviction Notice For Tenant In Her Fourplex

A landlord serving an eviction notice on a tenant in her fourplex was shot in the head and critically injured at a Renton, Washington, apartment complex when the home's occupant began firing at her, according to reports. The woman, 40, was listed in satisfactory condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police arrested [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Property Manager|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank:  How Do You Handle Tenant Roommates And Guests?

How to handle tenant roommates and guests is the question this week for Landlord Hank on how he handles the situation as a landlord and property manager.  He is not giving legal advice, just how he handles it himself as landlord and property manager. By Landlord Hank: This is an on-going situation for most landlords, [...]

8 Exterior Upgrades For Your Rental Properties

Keeping the outside of your rental properties looking nice for both attracting tenants and keeping the neighbors happy is important, so here are some exterior upgrades to keep your rentals looking nice while staying within your budget. 8 exterior upgrades for your rental properties No. 1 – A deep wash A deep cleaning of your [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|News, Screening|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Much Is Too Much Junk On The Balcony, Patio, Deck?

Who decides when stuff on the balcony, patio or deck becomes just too much junk and requires action? Where to draw the line is this week’s question for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: How Much Is Too Much Junk On The Balcony And The Deck? We have tenants always leaving [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Blogs, Education and Training, Leases & Agreements|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 | August 31st, 2018|Landlord Hank, News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Service Dog Ruined Backyard In My Rental Now What?

Service dogs and assistance animals are often an tough issue for landlords and property managers. But what happens when a service dog damages property? This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi how he handles damage from a service dog. Dear Landlord Hank: Service dog ruined the large grassy back yard. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Tenants Sue Big Landlords As Mom And Pop Landlords Are Crowded Out

When mom and pop landlords who know their tenants give way to large corporate ownership and landlords, things change in the balance between landlords and tenants as a recent class-action lawsuit shows. The largest owner of single-family rental homes in the United States is fighting a class-action lawsuit filed in California that alleges illegal and [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Pets, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: I Have Had It With Carpet In My Rentals

Deciding whether to use carpet in a rental property is something many landlords and property managers struggle with. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals so this week takes on the issue of carpet in rental properties. Dear Landlord [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Screening|0 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 | August 7th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|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 | July 31st, 2018|Landlord Hank, Legal Help, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Landlords And Property Managers Beware When Tenants Go On Vacation

Before your tenants go on vacation, there are some important to-do’s that landlords and tenants should work together on completing before anyone leaves for their vacation according to this checklist from Keepe. While not all tenants might choose to vacation in the summertime, it’s undeniable that the majority of the working population prefers getting away in [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments