Should I Turn On The Power For New Tenant Moving In?

Should I turn on the power in my name for a new tenant moving in? 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, I have [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Should I Give A Tenant More Time To Pay?

Do you think I should give a new tenant who says she lost her job more time to pay? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: I Have A Problem Tenant

What about a problem tenant and what I can release to the next landlord or property manager? 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, [...]

What Are The Expectations For Landlords And Tenants On Entering Rental Property?

Entering rental property when a tenant is in place is something you as a landlord or property manager should consider carefully and know your state and local laws. Here are some examples to consider. By Clint S. Dunaway As a landlord you have [...]

Dear Hank: I Need Help Finding Someone To Work On My Rentals

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, I'm looking for people to work on my rentals, during my recovery (broken wrist), and not sure [...]

Keeping Bugs And Wildlife Out And Air Conditioning And Heating In

Landlord Hank continues his series on maintenance, the No. 1 issue for most landlords and property managers. This week he is focusing on preventative maintenance keeping the bugs and wildlife out, and the air conditioning and heating in. By Landlord Hank The exterior [...]

Top 3 Biggest Stressors For Landlords And Property Managers in 2017

In a new survey of 700 rental property owners and landlords across the country, maintenance repairs and replacement continues to be the biggest stressor overall for property owners and managers, according to Buildium.com. Overall 61% of respondents reported maintenance and repairs as stressful, [...]

Landlords Will Now Have To Provide New Tenants Voter Information

The Seattle City Council has approved a new ordinance that requires landlords to provide new tenants with voter-registration information, according to reports. Currently when new tenants move in, landlords are already required to give them a large number of documents prepared by the [...]

Landlords Could Face Skyrocketing Air Conditioner Repair Costs This Summer

Landlords and property managers who face air conditioner repair this summer will come face-to-face with skyrocketing costs for the refrigerant R22, according to a release. Production of R22 refrigerant has already dropped 90 percent. It is being phased out by the Environmental Protection [...]

How Does One Evaluate Income Property?

Landlords who want to evaluate income property should consider using the same methodology as is practiced by professional real estate appraisers. Here is this week’s question for Richard ‘Monty’ Montgomery. Reader Question: We want to make our first real estate investment purchase. We have [...]

How To Keep Your Money Machine Rental Running Smoothly

How to keep your money machine, your rental property, running smoothly could also be called property preservation tips. By Landlord Hank Start with routine maintenance, then repair or replace, if needed. Here is the order of steps I use for taking care of [...]

City Wants To Require Landlords To Give Tenants Voter Information

The Seattle City Council is proposing another ordinance putting yet another requirement on landlords in the city this time to provide information to tenants about how to register to vote and how to update voter registration information. Under a new ordinance proposed this [...]

Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget – Part 3

This is the third part of the series on renovation of a rental property duplex on a shoe-string budget. Landlord Hank takes you through his steps, where he got his materials, gives you a final cost and then lets you know how much [...]