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If A Good Tenant Loses A Job How Long Before You Evict Them?

When a good tenant loses a job and cannot pay rent, what should you take into consideration before you evict them? 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, If you have a good tenant who pays [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Give Other Landlords References On Former Tenants?

Giving other landlords references about one of your former tenants could make some of us uneasy. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi how he handles references when other landlords call. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you give other landlords reference information when they call you about a previous tenant? I [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Landlord Hank, Legal Help, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Landlords And Property Managers Beware When Tenants Go On Vacation

Before your tenants go on vacation, there are some important to-do’s that landlords and tenants should work together on completing before anyone leaves for their vacation according to this checklist from Keepe. While not all tenants might choose to vacation in the summertime, it’s undeniable that the majority of the working population prefers getting away in [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: What Do We Do About Possible Drug Use In Our Rental?

  Finding out your good, long-term tenant may now be involved in drug use in your rental property can be a nightmare for a landlord or property manager. A good neighbor next door to your tenant has alerted you to a possible problem.  Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental [...]

Dear Landlord Hank What Are Your Tips For Interviewing Property Managers?

This week’s question is about interviewing and hiring property managers, which can be a big job for a small landlord and rental property owner. Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question and others from landlords and property managers around [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Thinking Of Renting To College Students? Here Are the Pros And Cons

Renting to college students can pose a dilemma for some landlords because properties near college campuses can be very profitable, but they also bring its own special maintenance challenges. Let's look at some of the pros and cons of renting to college students and the maintenance issues from Keepe. The pros of renting to college students  [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Is An Old Drug Conviction A Big Deal?

Picking the right tenant for your rental often involves a tenant who is up front, and honest. This week a landlord asks, “Is an old drug conviction a big deal?” 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 [...]

How Do You Decide When To Show A Rental To A Prospective Tenant?

When do you decide to actually show a rental to a potential tenant and what do you do before you meet them at the property? 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 [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Blogs, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening, Tenant|0 Comments

How Important Are Credit Scores In Screening Tenants?

How much weight do you give credit scores in screening tenants? 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: Do you use credit scores in considering tenants? How important do you think [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Education and Training, Landlord, Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|2 Comments

Landlord Unknowingly Rents to FBI Fugitive

Organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger didn't complete an application nor undergo tenant screening  years ago when he and girlfiend Catherian Greig rented their apartment in Santa Monica, CA. According to an article by John Zaremba in the Boston Herald, Bulger and Greig always paid with cash and simply walked in to initially inquire about the unit [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments

Who’s Walking In Your Door?

Have you ever been at the grocery store looking for the perfect piece of fruit? You squeeze it, smell it, shake it and sometimes even listen to it. After a thorough inspection, you deem one worthy of consumption and throw it in your cart. Rarely, if ever, do you just pick up the first piece [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Qualifying a Tenant, Screening|0 Comments