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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 [...]

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

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|5 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: Can I Ask A Tenant Behind In Rent To Just Leave?

If a tenant is behind in rent and the lease is up next month, can a landlord who does not want to renew the lease just ask the tenant to leave? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Blogs, Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Give Holiday Gifts To Tenants?

Do you give holiday gifts to tenants? How do you decide? 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 Landlord Hank: My wife suggested I should be giving holiday gifts to our tenants. This [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Blogs, Landlord, Tenant|0 Comments

How Do You Decide When To Show A Rental To A Prospective Tenant?

When do you decide to actually show a rental to a potential tenant and what do you do before you meet them at the property? 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 Landlord [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Blogs, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening, Tenant|0 Comments

4 Reasons A Rental Property May Look Beat-Up

Veteran investor John Wilhoit blogs this week about the four reasons a rental property may look beat-up and not be getting the attention it should from the owner. By John Wilhoit A rental property may look beat-up for several reasons as rental property assets can fall into disrepair in many ways and for many reasons. [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Blogs, Education and Training, Landlord|0 Comments

How Do We Know If The Property We Are About To Rent Is Legitimate?

How does a potential tenant know if the property they are about to rent is legitimate? 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 Landlord Hank: I’m not sure if the property that my [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: When A Tenant Moves Out What Do You Do?

What do you do when a tenant moves out? 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 Landlord Hank: When a tenant moves out what do you do? -Dorothy Dear Landlady Dorothy, When a [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Blogs, Education and Training, Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

Do You Know The 10 Types Of Real Estate Agents?

As a landlord or property manager, you may occasionally have to work with a real estate agents for various reasons. How much do you know about the 10 different kinds of real estate agents out there who may approach you? Blogger Richard Montgomery sets out the definitions of each so you will know more about [...]

Husband Moved Out, Wife Wants Off Lease, What Do I Do?

What is a landlord to do when the husband has moved out and now the wife wants off the lease? 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 Landlord Hank "I have a two-story [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Blogs, Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Tenant|1 Comment

Dear Landlord Hank: Any Special Advice For Renting My Homestead?

Any special advice when you plan on renting out your own home, your homestead? 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: WOW! I deal with earthquakes in California and just sold my two small, condo rentals, in [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Blogs, Landlord, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments