If a tenant leaves holes in the sheetrock that require spot repaint and paint what do you charge? 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, What do you charge a tenant for a spot repair and [...]
Can you renovate rental property on a strong-string budget? Yes, it can be done and come out great! By Landlord Hank The easy way to renovate rental property is to hire a designer, architect, general contractor and tell them what you want and make your choices for colors, material etc. Then you wait for the [...]
Landlords and property managers frequently deal with the issue of unmarried co-tenants and roommates, sometimes on the lease and sometimes not on the lease. When things do not work out with these tenants, a landlord may face what is known as an “atypical” eviction. Landlords are now seeing more renters who are Millennials. The trend [...]
Landlord and property management mistakes are something veteran real estate owner and investor Larry Arth has lived first-hand. He has been a landlord at different times in his real estate career, and offers his thoughts here on landlords, investors, property management and what he has learned from his mistakes. By Larry Arth As any investor [...]
Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi takes on questions each week from landlords and property managers around the country. His goal is to help educate fellow landlords and property managers on issues he has seen in his 30 years in the business. This week the question from a property manager is about what questions [...]
Are “no-felony-ever” lease clauses dead? We decided to ask this question of an expert in the field of investigations and tenant screenings to follow up all debate last year over whether landlords are required to rent to someone with a felony record. By John Triplett ARPOLA David Pickron, owner of RentPerfect, an investigative screening company [...]
When you start thinking about pest control as a management philosophy instead of just triage in an emergency, it is good to give a little thought about what your policy is going to be as a landlord or property manager. By John Triplett ARPOLA Giving some thought to integrated pest management and how you are [...]
One of the most common mistakes that rental property owners and landlords often make is the failure to properly anticipate and budget for operating costs. While rents may be more exciting than expenses, overlooked or unexpected costs can turn a profitable investment into a money-loser. That's why it's important to anticipate and plan for costs [...]
Here are 4 things to help prepare your tenants in case of an emegency. As a landlord, preparing for disaster goes beyond making sure you are protected during a disaster. You also need to think about your tenants and your rental property. Here are a few tips on advising your tenants to get themselves ready [...]
Be sure to protect your tenants from fire accidents. Review these quick property saving tips now!
Be sure to protect your property from fire accidents. Review these quick property saving tips now!
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