Dear Landlord Hank: Do Furnish Your Rentals With All The Appliances?

Is reducing the number of appliances furnished in your rentals a good idea, or not, is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you provide all the appliances in all your properties? We stopped putting in refrigerators several years back after a couple [...]

By |2019-04-17T14:28:46+00:00April 17th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Did You Know Hoarding is a Disability Protected by Fair Housing?

By Ellen Clark People with a hoarding disability are protected by Fair Housing laws and are entitled to reasonable accommodations. People with disabilities face particular challenges when it comes to housing and have special protections under fair housing law. Disabilities include both physical and mental impairments. It may not always be obvious that someone [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:30:30+00:00April 16th, 2019|Education and Training|0 Comments

How To Pick The Right Exterior Color When You Need To Paint Your Rental Property

The first thing prospective tenants see when they approach your rental is the outside paint job so pick the right exterior color to impress them. A paint job is a quick way to upgrade your property’s value and curb appeal. But be careful. Choosing exterior paint colors can be tricky, especially with the variety [...]

By |2019-04-11T16:17:23+00:00April 11th, 2019|Maintenance|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant Trapped Inside Unit And Cannot Get Out

What happens if a tenant gets trapped inside a unit, along with the cable television repair guy, and neither one of them can get out? That is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi about one of his own units. Dear Landlord Hank: “I’m trapped inside my [...]

By |2019-04-09T21:11:39+00:00April 9th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

How Long Is A Tenant Guest A Guest Before They Become A Roommate?

If a tenant keeps having a regular guest who comes and goes, how should a landlord or property manager handle the situation is the question this week for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself. Dear Landlord Hank: How do you handle the [...]

By |2019-04-01T18:05:05+00:00April 1st, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 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 [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Is it A Red Flag If Prospective Tenant Wants To Pay Rent With A Money Order Only?

If a prospective tenant wants to pay rent with a money order only, is that a red flag for a landlord or property manager? Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question. Dear Landlord Hank: We have a new prospective [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:50:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Wet, Cold Weather Means It’s Time To Check Your Seasonal Basement Maintenance

Wet, cold weather can often lead to basement problems, so check your seasonal basement maintenance to avoid a wet basement in your rental property. Does your finished basement in your rental need foundation repair? Have you noticed persistent leaks, dampness or cracks in the basement of your rental? As a landlord or property manager, managing [...]

By |2019-03-22T16:12:09+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Maintenance|0 Comments

Legislation Changing in Many States to Make Them Less Landlord-Friendly

Legislation recently passed or pending in many states is making them more tenant-friendly and less landlord-friendly, according to some new research by RentCafe. With Oregon passing a first-in-the nation rent-control bill, and Washington State considering extending the amount of time before a landlord can evict a tenant, it is clear landlord-tenant laws are evolving in [...]

By |2019-03-22T16:03:38+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News|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 |2019-03-19T11:05:14+00:00March 18th, 2019|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

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

Where a landlord should draw the line on 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 [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Always Rekey Locks In Your Rentals For A New Tenant?

When to rekey locks for a new tenant is this week’s question for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you rekey your rentals every time you change a tenant?  Our tenants are good about returning keys to us when they vacate the units, especially if they want [...]

By |2019-03-11T22:57:18+00:00March 11th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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