Maintenance

What Do You Charge A Tenant For Spot Repair And Paint?

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 [...]

Leak Continues In Ceiling Of New Apartment Building – What Do I Do?

Tenants needing something like a leak fixed can many times be patient, and sometimes not. But good communication between landlord and tenant on what is going on goes a long way Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from [...]

Dear Hank: I Need Help Finding Someone To Work On My Rentals

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'm looking for people to work on my rentals, during my recovery (broken wrist), and not sure [...]

Keeping Bugs And Wildlife Out And Air Conditioning And Heating In

Landlord Hank continues his series on maintenance, the No. 1 issue for most landlords and property managers. This week he is focusing on preventative maintenance keeping the bugs and wildlife out, and the air conditioning and heating in. By Landlord Hank The exterior [...]

Top 3 Biggest Stressors For Landlords And Property Managers in 2017

In a new survey of 700 rental property owners and landlords across the country, maintenance repairs and replacement continues to be the biggest stressor overall for property owners and managers, according to Buildium.com. Overall 61% of respondents reported maintenance and repairs as stressful, [...]

Landlords Could Face Skyrocketing Air Conditioner Repair Costs This Summer

Landlords and property managers who face air conditioner repair this summer will come face-to-face with skyrocketing costs for the refrigerant R22, according to a release. Production of R22 refrigerant has already dropped 90 percent. It is being phased out by the Environmental Protection [...]

How To Keep Your Money Machine Rental Running Smoothly

How to keep your money machine, your rental property, running smoothly could also be called property preservation tips. By Landlord Hank Start with routine maintenance, then repair or replace, if needed. Here is the order of steps I use for taking care of [...]

Can You Really Renovate Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget?

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 [...]

Landlord Hank: What Is Your No. 1 Maintenance Request From Tenants?

Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi takes on questions each week from landlords and property managers, this week on maintenance. His goal is to help educate fellow landlords and property managers on issues he has seen in 30 years in the business. [...]

Bed Bug Do’s and Dont’s

The number one requirement landlords should remember in bed bug do's and don'ts is to hire a licensed specialist to remove bed bugs. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to remove bed bugs without special chemicals and training. In fact, [...]

3 Ways Carpet Cleaning Can Be Done In Your Rental Property

Here are 3 ways to clean cleaning can be done in your rental. With all the children, pets, and, let’s face it, messy adults living in our apartment units or rental properties today, knowing how and when to clean carpets is not only [...]

Door Hardware Is More Important Than You Think

A few simple steps can help you avoid costly problems that arise when doors and door hardware aren’t carefully selected. More than any other building component, doors and door hardware are subjected to abuse by the elements and by building occupants. As a [...]

Smoke Detectors: Changes in the Law

ARPOLA has been closely monitoring the change in laws about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors across the country. What In The World Are Photoelectric Smoke Detectors… And Why Do I Need Them? One case hit close to home as my son had [...]