Dear Landlord Hank: If A Rental Has Been Burglarized Do We Have To Put Up Security Cameras?

A landlord asks veteran property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi if a rental has been burglarized are security cameras are required. Dear Landlord Hank: If a rental property has been burglarized, is it the landlords place to put up security cameras? - Joyce Dear Landlady Joyce, It is the landlord’s responsibility to have [...]

By |2019-01-14T21:00:18+00:00January 14th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Our Tenant Cannot Pay Rent Due To Government Shutdown Now What?

A tenant who gets a government check says he cannot pay rent due to government shutdown is this week’s question for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Our tenant tells us he cannot pay January rent due to the government shutdown. We have verified his employment and he is telling the [...]

By |2019-01-07T22:39:44+00:00January 7th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

7 Kitchen Countertop Options For Your Rental Property

Here are 7 kitchen countertop options for your rental property in the maintenance checkup, provided by Keepe. Kitchen countertops take up the majority of the kitchen space. They impact the look and feel of the room, but also its functionality. Property managers and landlords like countertop materials that look appealing, are affordable and easy to repair.  Kitchen [...]

By |2018-12-28T17:08:50+00:00December 28th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|34 Comments

What Did You Learn As A Property Manager And Landlord In 2018?

What he learned as a landlord and property manager in 2018 is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: What did you learn as a landlord and property manager in 2018? Any changes you plan for 2019? Dear Landlord John: I didn't really learn anything [...]

By |2018-12-27T17:27:47+00:00December 27th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

4 Ways A Landlord Can Improve Communication With Tenants

Many landlords know the challenges of communication with tenants. Do you have a hard time reaching your tenants? Do they complaint you are hard to reach? It might be time to upgrade and modernize your communication strategy with tech-based tools to better serve your customers. No. 1 -  A mobile-first approach  Take advantage of the [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Ask Tenants Or Maintenance To Replace Light Bulbs?

Who replaces rental housing light bulbs and with what type of bulb is this week’s question for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: When do you have maintenance replace tenant light bulbs vs asking tenants to replace bulbs themselves? Some light fixtures can be difficult to work with. And, are you [...]

By |2018-12-18T21:50:43+00:00December 17th, 2018|Landlord Hank, News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Decide How Much To Raise Rent?

When to raise rent and what to tell tenants is the reason is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: How do you decide how much you going to raise rent for tenants in 2019? We have some leases coming up for renewal and of [...]

By |2018-12-11T15:42:14+00:00December 11th, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Use Same Paint Color Inside All Your Rentals?

Can you use some accent paint colors to attract tenants or is it best to use the same color in all your rentals? That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you always use the same paint color throughout all your rentals or [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:32:56+00:00December 4th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Marketing|0 Comments

Landlords Can Expect To See Renters Continuing To Rent In 2019

Landlords can expect to see renters continuing to rent in the coming year as a new Harris Poll found 19 percent of current renters say rising mortgage rates are their biggest obstacle to buying now. “Using insights from a new Trulia survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older, conducted online by [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:28:59+00:00December 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Keep Tenants From Going Overboard With Holiday Lights?

Can tenants go overboard with holiday lights especially in a multifamily property?  That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you have any rules for Christmas lights or yard art tenants can put up outside your rentals? We just saw a tenant nailing [...]

By |2018-11-27T22:07:23+00:00November 27th, 2018|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Can A Rental Property Have Multiple Layers Of Sheetrock?

Can a rental property have multiple layers or sheetrock inside and is contractor right to replace it? That is this week’s question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: We hired contractor to fix big holes in the sheetrock of one of our rentals after tenant damage. It [...]

By |2018-11-16T20:14:37+00:00November 16th, 2018|Blogs, Education and Training, Landlord Hank, Marketing|0 Comments

Landlord Hank:  If a rental property sounds too good to be true it probably is

This week veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi discusses what can happen if a rental property deal sounds too good to be true. By Hank Rossi I am a real estate broker dealing in rental properties. A woman called saying she saw a property that had been listed for rent, but [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:39:31+00:00November 9th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: We Want To Give Tenants A Turkey As Thanksgiving Gift

If a landlord wants to give tenants a turkey as a Thanksgiving gift, what does veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi think of that? Find out in this week’s question. Dear Landlord Hank: With Thanksgiving approaching what do you think is an appropriate gift for our tenants? We were thinking about [...]

By |2018-11-06T22:56:16+00:00November 5th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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