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Landlord Shot While Serving Eviction Notice For Tenant In Her Fourplex

A landlord serving an eviction notice on a tenant in her fourplex was shot in the head and critically injured at a Renton, Washington, apartment complex when the home's occupant began firing at her, according to reports. The woman, 40, was listed in satisfactory condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police arrested [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Property Manager|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: If You Have A Messy Tenant Do You Conduct Rental Inspections? How Often?

If you have a really messy tenant, how often should a landlord or property manager conduct rental inspections of their property? 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, Do you conduct rental inspections? How often? -Dorothy [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Raise Rent For A Long-Time Tenant?

When to raise rent, and especially for a long-time tenant, can be a difficult question for a landlord and property manager. 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, We have some long-time, great tenants who always [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|18 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Know When To Change Property Managers?

Whether and when to change property managers can be a difficult 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: My property manager does not seem as focused on my rentals these days as he was in [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|9 Comments

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Landlord Hank: Why I Love Being A Property Manager And Landlord

Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi blogs this week about why he loves being a property manager. By Landlord Hank Why do I love my investment real estate and how do I personally feel about being the property manager? I look at my rental units as my money machine. They produce income seven days [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Property Manager|4 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|8 Comments

Landlord Hank: The Story Of A Tenant’s Compassion And Generosity Toward Landlord

This week Landlord Hank Rossi decides to tell a story of a tenant’s compassion and generosity toward his landlord. By Hank Rossi I've been fortunate to live in an affluent area of Florida and have had the chance to meet and work with many celebrities thru my business, including actors, musicians, sports greats and artists. [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Get My Tenants To Use Online Rent Payments?

Some tenants such as millennials are ready and eager use online rent payments, while other tenants still prefer to write checks. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi who he uses for online rent payments and how it works for him. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank, I [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

8 Ways The Rental Housing Market Changed In 2017

What were the 8 ways the rental housing market changed in 2017, and what can we learn heading into 2018? The folks at RentCafe have put together a report that looks at the rental housing trends in 2017 and analyzed rents from the 250 largest cities The national average rent increased by 2.5% reaching $1,359, [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, News, Property Manager|0 Comments

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