Maintenance

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Is The Outdoor Faucet At Your Rental Property Winter-Proof?

Is your rental housing ready for winter along with the outdoor faucet? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe  is to be sure you are your protecting your investment and income as well as your tenants. If your rental property is occupied [...]

Four $2 Tools That Could Save You $$$ On That Next Maintenance Call

Four small tools any landlord or property manager can use to save money on that next maintenance call and provide immediate customer service which is more in demand these days than ever. By John Wilhoit Property management companies that run efficiently have significant [...]

Is The Water Heater At Your Rental Property Ready For The “Big One?”

The maintenance check up this week, provided by Keepe, asks whether  the water heater in your rental housing are properly and legally secured in the event of an earthquake. Everyone has heard of the “big one,” the ultimate earthquake whose impending strike will decimate cities and regress civilizations. [...]

Startup Company Tackling The Rental Property Maintenance Headaches

A new company is tackling the rental property maintenance challenges that face many landlords and property managers every day in managing rental housing. By John Triplett ARPOLA In an interview, Keepe Co-founder and CEO Rishi Mathew discussed the primary research that led him [...]

Get Landlord Hank’s eBook “Renovating Your Rental On A Shoe-String Budget”

Landlord Hank has put together a free eBook on "Renovating Your Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget" that you can download here.  He walks through a renovation on one of his duplexes, step by step, and then tells you how it all turned [...]

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 [...]