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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: Can you spell out what tenants should expect in a walk through inspection?

A walk through inspection with tenants, especially exit inspections, and whether to give them a heads up is the question. 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: Could you spell out what is expected at a [...]

Confused Over Service, Assistance And Emotional Support Animals?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the confusing issue and definitions of service animals, assistance and emotional support animals. By Ellen Clark You probably hear the terms service animals, assistance animals, and emotional support animal a lot. But do you really know what these terms mean? If not, you are not alone! There are [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Leases & Agreements, Pets|0 Comments

Could Your Lease Terms, Conditions Or Privileges Mean Discrimination?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of how your lease terms, conditions or privileges you provide prospective tenants and existing tenants could be discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. You must treat all prospects and tenants in a consistent way in how you use terms, conditions or privileges to avoid discrimination under [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Leases & Agreements|0 Comments

How No Pet Policies Can Be Discriminatory

The landlord and property manager training tip this week comes from Grace Hill and focuses on the issue of how a no pet policy can be discriminatory when it involves potential tenants with disabilities. By Ellen Clark Landlord and property managers must make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of people with disabilities. An accommodation is a [...]

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: 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

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 [...]

Out-Of-Town Landlord Asking For Security Deposit Then Will Mail Keys – Is This Normal?

Is it normal for an out-of-town landlord to ask for a  security deposit before mailing keys? 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: I have a question regarding a property for rent in San Jose, California [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Tenant, Tenant Screening|0 Comments

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

Tenant Wants To Know Why Keys Have Not Been Sent

What do you think it means with a tenant wants to know why he or she has not received keys to their rental? 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, I have sent a deposit to [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Blogs, Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Tenant|1 Comment

Dear Landlord Hank: I Have A Tenant Couple That Fight On A Regular Basis – What Do I Do?

What do you do with a tenant couple that fight on a regular basis in your rental and call the police?  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, Hello Hank, I have a tenant couple that [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Eviction, Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments