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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

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 | June 11th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Thinking Of Renting To College Students? Here Are the Pros And Cons

Renting to college students can pose a dilemma for some landlords because properties near college campuses can be very profitable, but they also bring its own special maintenance challenges. Let's look at some of the pros and cons of renting to college students and the maintenance issues from Keepe. The pros of renting to college students  [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenants Have Cracked New Stove Cooking – Who Repairs It?

When a landlord replaces a new stove for a good tenant, and then the tenant cracks the new glass top, who pays to repair it? 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 tenants I [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant’s Sewer Line Clogged With Tree Roots

A backed up sewer line can be a nightmare for the tenant as well as the landlord, and tree roots can be a culprit. 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, Had sewer backing up in [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance|10 Comments

4 Outdoor Flooring Options For Your Rentals

Outdoor flooring options for your rental property is the maintenance checkup from Keepe as we look at the pros and cons of four different types. Damaged or worn outdoor flooring, pavement and surfaces can be responsible for making your property look poorly kept. These surfaces can also endanger the safety of your tenants. Cracks, holes and general wear [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Raise Rent For A Long-Time Tenant?

When to raise rent, and especially for a long-time tenant, can be a difficult question for a landlord and 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, We have some long-time, great tenants who always [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|18 Comments