Maintenance

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 [...]

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 [...]