If A Good Tenant Loses A Job How Long Before You Evict Them?

When a good tenant loses a job and cannot pay rent, what should you take into consideration before you evict them? 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, If you have a good tenant who pays [...]

How To Use Baseboards To Improve The Look Of Your Rentals

Baseboards for your rental property are a great way to update a room or put a finishing touch on a remodeled unit that your tenants will appreciate and maybe allow you to charge a little more for the rental. Base molding –  the small trim that goes along the lowest and highest parts of interior [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:11:04+00:00March 4th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Who Should Pay For Tenant Screening?

Who should pay for tenant screening is the question this week for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Who should pay for tenant screening, us or the tenants? We use an independent third party service that gives us credit check, criminal check and everything in one spot but [...]

By |2019-02-25T23:41:53+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Tenant|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 |2019-02-26T21:43:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Legal Help, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Keep Your Tenants Safe With Regular Chimney Sweep Inspections

A chimney sweep inspection, including cleaning and inspecting your chimney flue, should be done regularly to prevent chimney fires. Even if tenants don’t regularly use the fireplace, it’s best to have a chimney sweep check at least once a year to avoid preventable damage. Annual chimney maintenance removes flammable creosote, the major cause of chimney [...]

By |2019-02-22T17:42:38+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

How To Educate Your Tenants On Septic Systems

If your rental property has a septic systems then learn the warning signs that can save you and your tenants a lot of trouble. Let’s explore the most common issues that are likely to arise at your property with these maintenance tips from Keepe.com. As a property manager or landlord, you are responsible for maintaining [...]

By |2019-02-20T23:37:06+00:00February 20th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Why Can’t I See The Property Before I Pay A Deposit?

The security deposit issue comes up again this week with a question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: I am in the process of talking to a homeowner about a property in California I wish to rent. I have passed application process and want to see the [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:08:32+00:00February 19th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is This A Valid Deduction From A Security Deposit?

The security deposit issue continues this week as veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi takes on another question. Dear Landlord Hank: I live in Massachusetts and my lease clearly states that the tenant is responsible to deposit their rent in cash each month into my rental property account. Additionally, my bills, [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:39:03+00:00February 12th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

How To Improve Your Tenant Screening And Selection

This week Landlord Hank blogs on his own tenant screening and selection tips and ideas including some of the personal assessments he does in his tenant selection. By Landlord Hank I was very proudly showing my very first rental property, which had been extensively renovated, to a nicely groomed and mannered young woman. She arrived [...]

By |2019-02-06T15:34:02+00:00February 5th, 2019|Tenant Screening|6 Comments

How To Clean And Maintain Sliding Door Tracks For Your Rentals

How to clean and maintain sliding door tracks is the rental property maintenance checkup povided by Keepe. Has dirt built up in the tracks of your sliding doors? Dirt can easily build up in sliding tracks, letting water seep in and making doors difficult to use. To keep your doors operating smoothly, it helps to know [...]

By |2019-02-04T19:23:21+00:00February 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: A Tale of Woe Regarding Handing a Security Deposit

If you want to deduct repairs from a tenant security deposit how much time to you have in your state? Dear Landlord Hank this week takes on this question from personal experience. I recently had an owner come to me for help leasing his condo. He said he could manage the tenant thereafter. To me, [...]

By |2019-01-29T20:54:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix?

If a tenant has frozen pipes and calls the landlord or property manager to come fix the issue, who is supposed to pay for the maintenance? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question Dear [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: What Do I Do With A Tenant Who Consistently Pays Rent Late?

What should happen when a tenant consistently pays rent late is the question for veteran property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: I have a tenant that has failed to make his rent on time for 16 of the last 18 months incurring a $100 penalty. He eventually pays when his [...]

By |2019-01-23T15:33:39+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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