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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

Landlords Win Seattle Case As Judge Strikes Down Law

Seattle landlords and property managers have won a case against the Seattle City Council’s ordinance that mandated landlords and property managers accept the first qualified tenant who applied. Seattle is thought to be the only city in the country that has tried to use this type of ordinance. Small landlords had sued the city saying [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Landlord, Legal Help, News, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Conduct Rental Inspections? How Often?

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 Landlady Dorothy, How often do I [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Is There A Better Way To Lease My Short-Term Rental Than Big Online Companies?

A landlord this week is looking for a better way to lease his short-term rental than using the big online services like Airbnb and VBRO. 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 have a vacation [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Landlord, Rental Property Owner|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 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

How Do We Know If The Property We Are About To Rent Is Legitimate?

How does a potential tenant know if the property they are about to rent is legitimate? 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: I’m not sure if the property that my [...]

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 systems in place for each phase of operations. Further, there is emphasis [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Landlord, Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Do You Know The 10 Types Of Real Estate Agents?

As a landlord or property manager, you may occasionally have to work with a real estate agents for various reasons. How much do you know about the 10 different kinds of real estate agents out there who may approach you? Blogger Richard Montgomery sets out the definitions of each so you will know more about [...]

Dear Landlord Hank:  How Can I Check On An Owner Of A Rental Property?

If you are a potential real estate investor or even a tenant, how do you check on the owner of a rental 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 Hank, How [...]

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 out in the end. Here are some more details on what is [...]