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How Long Is A Tenant Guest A Guest Before They Become A Roommate?

If a tenant keeps having a regular guest who comes and goes, how should a landlord or property manager handle the situation is the question this week for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself. Dear Landlord Hank: How do you handle the [...]

By |2019-04-01T18:05:05+00:00April 1st, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is An Old Drug Conviction A Big Deal?

Picking the right tenant for your rental often involves a tenant who is up front, and honest. This week a landlord asks, “Is an old drug conviction a big deal?” 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 [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Is it A Red Flag If Prospective Tenant Wants To Pay Rent With A Money Order Only?

If a prospective tenant wants to pay rent with a money order only, is that a red flag for a landlord or property manager? Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question. Dear Landlord Hank: We have a new prospective [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:50:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank What Are Your Tips For Interviewing Property Managers?

This week’s question is about interviewing and hiring property managers, which can be a big job for a small landlord and rental property owner. Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question and others from landlords and property managers around [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:05:14+00:00March 18th, 2019|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Where Do You Draw The Line On Normal Wear And Tear?

Where a landlord should draw the line on normal wear and tear in a rental can be somewhat subjective at times. 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: Where do you draw the line on what [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Always Rekey Locks In Your Rentals For A New Tenant?

When to rekey locks for a new tenant is this week’s question for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you rekey your rentals every time you change a tenant?  Our tenants are good about returning keys to us when they vacate the units, especially if they want [...]

By |2019-03-11T22:57:18+00:00March 11th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

If A Good Tenant Loses A Job How Long Before You Evict Them?

When a good tenant loses a job and cannot pay rent, what should you take into consideration before you evict them? 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, If you have a good tenant who pays [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Who Should Pay For Tenant Screening?

Who should pay for tenant screening is the question this week for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Who should pay for tenant screening, us or the tenants? We use an independent third party service that gives us credit check, criminal check and everything in one spot but [...]

By |2019-02-25T23:41:53+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Give Other Landlords References On Former Tenants?

Giving other landlords references about one of your former tenants could make some of us uneasy. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi how he handles references when other landlords call. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you give other landlords reference information when they call you about a previous tenant? I [...]

By |2019-02-26T21:43:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Legal Help, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Why Can’t I See The Property Before I Pay A Deposit?

The security deposit issue comes up again this week with a question for veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: I am in the process of talking to a homeowner about a property in California I wish to rent. I have passed application process and want to see the [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:08:32+00:00February 19th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is This A Valid Deduction From A Security Deposit?

The security deposit issue continues this week as veteran landlord, property manager and real estate investor Hank Rossi takes on another question. Dear Landlord Hank: I live in Massachusetts and my lease clearly states that the tenant is responsible to deposit their rent in cash each month into my rental property account. Additionally, my bills, [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:39:03+00:00February 12th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: A Tale of Woe Regarding Handing a Security Deposit

If you want to deduct repairs from a tenant security deposit how much time to you have in your state? Dear Landlord Hank this week takes on this question from personal experience. I recently had an owner come to me for help leasing his condo. He said he could manage the tenant thereafter. To me, [...]

By |2019-01-29T20:54:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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 [...]

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