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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

Dear Landlord Hank: When Does Long-Term Guest Become Unauthorized Tenant?

Defining whether a person is a guest of your tenants or becomes an unauthorized tenant living in your rental property can be a very stressful situation without an easy answer. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi this question. Hank has some short, quick advice on this one. Dear Landlord [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Pets, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Have You Ever Found Good Used Carpet To Save Money?

Ever run into budget problems when you are trying to get your rental ready for the next tenants and consider used carpet? 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 the country [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: What Do We Do About Possible Drug Use In Our Rental?

  Finding out your good, long-term tenant may now be involved in drug use in your rental property can be a nightmare for a landlord or property manager. A good neighbor next door to your tenant has alerted you to a possible problem.  Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental [...]

Should I Sell Rental Properties In A Package Or Individually?

For the landlord deciding whether to sell rental properties, the question can be whether to sell them one at a time, or offer a few as a package to other investors. The answer depends on a variety of factors. Here are some suggestions to help you decide the best route for you from Richard 'Monty' Montgomery [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Education and Training, News, Tenant|0 Comments

Deck Maintenance Dos And Don’ts For Your Rental Property

Tenants love decks in their rental property so here are some deck maintenance dos and don'ts when it comes to taking care of the deck at your rental property. Some of the deck maintenance items are really not the do-it-yourself kind. So here are some contractor-approved guidelines for keeping decks in top-shape as well as looking [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: If You Have A Messy Tenant Do You Conduct Rental Inspections? How Often?

If you have a really messy tenant, 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 rental inspections? How often? -Dorothy [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Call A Prospective Tenant’s Employer For Verification?

Calling a prospective tenant’s employer for verification of a job is something many of us do not really like doing. We can be met with suspicions about who we are and why we are asking, or even hit a wall at a human resources department.  Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Quiz, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Rank The Importance Of A Tenant’s Credit Score?

How important is the actual tenant’s credit score, and the number, in terms of ranking factors in tenant screening? 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 the country about their rentals [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Quiz, Tenant|0 Comments

10 Rental Property Maintenance Projects You Should Not Do Yourself

We are all tempted at times as landlords and property managers to save a little time and money and take on maintenance projects ourselves. However there can be a downside to that. We all also know it is best not to let tenants take on maintenance jobs on our rentals either. Despite what you may [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|News, Quiz|0 Comments