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

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

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