If Your Tenant Wants A Fence What Type Should You Install?

When a tenant wants a fence on your rental property, there are multiple choices. The kind of fencing really comes down to your finances and how much maintenance you want to do. Also consider the purpose of the fence and how it related to the safety of your tenants and your property. Different kinds of [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner, Tenant|0 Comments

Landlord Hank: Why I Love Being A Property Manager And Landlord

Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi blogs this week about why he loves being a property manager. By Landlord Hank Why do I love my investment real estate and how do I personally feel about being the property manager? I look at my rental units as my money machine. They produce income seven days [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Property Manager|4 Comments

7 Basement Mold Prevention Steps For Your Rentals

Basement mold can be a real issue for landlords and property managers in many parts of the country. The maintenance checkup this week, provided by Keepe, discusses basement mold. Preventing it is key to guaranteeing a safe, healthy living environment for tenants. What makes a room mold-friendly?  Mold only grows and thrives in spaces that present its ideal living [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|2 Comments

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

Owning rental property is a business and not charity. This week a landlord asks, "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 [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Tenant|3 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, affecting the look and feel of the room but also its functionality. In most cases, property managers and landlords tend to opt for countertop materials that either look appealing [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|1 Comment

Landlord Hank: The Story Of A Tenant’s Compassion And Generosity Toward Landlord

This week Landlord Hank Rossi decides to tell a story of a tenant’s compassion and generosity toward his landlord. By Hank Rossi I've been fortunate to live in an affluent area of Florida and have had the chance to meet and work with many celebrities thru my business, including actors, musicians, sports greats and artists. [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank:  How Do You Handle Tenant Roommates And Guests?

This week Landlord Hank Rossi follows up on a question from last week discussing tenant roommates, tenant guests and how he handles the situation as a landlord and property manager.  He is not giving legal advice, just how he handles it himself as landlord and property manager. By Landlord Hank: This is an on-going situation [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Long-Term Guest Or Unauthorized Tenant?

Defining whether a person is a guest of your tenants or an unauthorized tenant living in your rental property can be a very stressful situation without an easy answer. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi this question. Hank has some short, quick advice on this one. Dear Landlord Hank, [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Pets, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Get My Tenants To Use Online Rent Payments?

Some tenants such as millennials are ready and eager use online rent payments, while other tenants still prefer to write checks. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi who he uses for online rent payments and how it works for him. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank, I [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

8 Ways The Rental Housing Market Changed In 2017

What were the 8 ways the rental housing market changed in 2017, and what can we learn heading into 2018? The folks at RentCafe have put together a report that looks at the rental housing trends in 2017 and analyzed rents from the 250 largest cities The national average rent increased by 2.5% reaching $1,359, [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, News, Property Manager|0 Comments

7 Types Of Pest Preventative Maintenance Steps For Rentals

Landlords and property managers need to know what draws pests to rental homes and adopt simple pest preventive maintenance steps to protect properties and tenants. 7 Types of Pest Preventive Maintenance Steps  1) To avoid any and all infestations, it is fundamental to regularly inspect properties for cracks. Crevices and any kind of openings can [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, Help!

Service animals and emotional support animals are a difficult area for landlords and property managers to work through with tenants.  Pets are a big issue overall. This week a property manager spells out an issue she is facing and asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi for his thoughts. Here is this week’s question: [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Landlord, Pets, Property Manager|1 Comment

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 [...]