Landlord

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Landlord’s Pet Guide To Pet Friendly Rentals

A landlord's pet guide to pet friendly rentals gives some helpful, useful advice for landlords and property managers in dealing with pets and tenants. If you are considering going pet-friendly, there are some good tips and thoughts in here. Also some thoughts from [...]

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 [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Why Is Water Pressure Still Low After New Water Heater Installed?

Why is the water pressure still low after a new water heater was installed? 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 [...]

How To Pet Proof Your Rental Property

If you as a landlord or property manager are concerned about renting to tenants with pets and the potential damage pets could cause, here are some ways you can pet proof your rentals.  4 ways to pet proof your rental with a property [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Take Checks From Tenants For Rent Payments?

Do you take checks from tenants for rent payments? What is your check policy and what do you do when a check bounces? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country [...]