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Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant’s Sewer Line Clogged With Tree Roots

A backed up sewer line can be a nightmare for the tenant as well as the landlord, and tree roots can be a culprit. 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, Had sewer backing up in [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance|3 Comments

4 Outdoor Flooring Options For Your Rentals

Outdoor flooring options for your rental property is the maintenance checkup from Keepe as we look at the pros and cons of four different types. Damaged or worn outdoor flooring, pavement and surfaces can be responsible for making your property look poorly kept. These surfaces can also endanger the safety of your tenants. Cracks, holes and general wear [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

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

The definition of what is 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 is normal wear [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

How Disability Friendly Is Your Rental And 12 Tips To Fix It

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, it is likely you as a landlord or property manager will begin to get more requests from potential tenants about whether your rental property is disability friendly. Or, you may be asked to make a reasonable accommodation. We recently completed a small renovation of one of our [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Marketing, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Motivate My Tenants To Conserve Water?

Getting tenants to conserve water, especially if the landlord is picking up the bill, can be tricky. This week a landlord asks, “How do I motivate my tenants to conserve water?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Tenant|6 Comments

20 Easy, Affordable Maintenance Projects To Update Your Rentals

The smaller maintenance jobs that improve the look and feel of a rental space and make it feel welcoming can really help when it comes to landing that next tenant is the maintenance checkup from Keepe this week.These small improvements and investments really go a long way. 5 front and outdoor improvements Repainting the front door - [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|0 Comments

If Your Tenant Wants A Fence What Type Should You Install?

When a tenant wants a fence on your rental property, there are multiple choices. The kind of fencing really comes down to your finances and how much maintenance you want to do. Also consider the purpose of the fence and how it related to the safety of your tenants and your property. Different kinds of [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner, Tenant|0 Comments

7 Basement Mold Prevention Steps For Your Rentals

Basement mold can be a real issue for landlords and property managers in many parts of the country. The maintenance checkup this week, provided by Keepe, discusses basement mold. Preventing it is key to guaranteeing a safe, healthy living environment for tenants. What makes a room mold-friendly?  Mold only grows and thrives in spaces that present its ideal living [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|2 Comments

7 Kitchen Countertop Options For Your Rental Property

  Here are 7 kitchen countertop options for your rental property in the maintenance checkup, provided by Keepe. Kitchen countertops take up the majority of the kitchen space, affecting the look and feel of the room but also its functionality. In most cases, property managers and landlords tend to opt for countertop materials that either look appealing [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|1 Comment

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 regularly inspect properties for cracks. Crevices and any kind of openings can [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|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 [...]

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 Landlord Hank: We had a long-time tenant move out and in getting [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Landlord, Maintenance|0 Comments

5 Paint Finishes And Types To Consider For Your Rental Properties

Which type of paint and paint finish is right for you and your tenants to both help with maintenance and be attractive to get new tenants? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on paint. Be sure you are protecting your investment and income as well as keeping your tenants happy.. Paint is [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Landlord, Maintenance, Tenant|0 Comments