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Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Rank The Importance Of A Tenant’s Credit Score?

How important is the actual tenant’s credit score, and the number, in terms of ranking factors in tenant screening? 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 the country about their rentals [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Landlord Hank, Quiz, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Handle Evictions?

How do you handle evictions which can be a sometimes messy part of our business? 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, How do you handle evictions? Is there an easier way? Unfortunately, we just had [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Eviction, Landlord, Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Motivate My Tenants To Conserve Water?

Getting tenants to conserve water, especially if the landlord is picking up the bill, can be tricky. This week a landlord asks, “How do I motivate my tenants to conserve water?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Tenant|6 Comments

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 [...]

Can I Say No Guns In My Rental Property?

Generally a private landlord can make a decision about whether to say ‘no guns’ in my rental property, unless a state  forbids landlords from banning guns, according to Denny Dobbins, general legal counsel and vice president of RentPerfect.com. By John Triplett State laws vary on the issue of what landlords can mandate regarding saying “no [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord, Legal Help, Tenant|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

Dear Landlord Hank: Should I Give A Tenant More Time To Pay?

Owning rental property is a business and not charity. This week a landlord asks, "Do you think I should give a new tenant who says she lost her job more time to pay?" Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Tenant|3 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 You Handle Tenant Roommates And Guests?

This week Landlord Hank Rossi follows up on a question from last week discussing tenant roommates, tenant guests and how he handles the situation as a landlord and property manager.  He is not giving legal advice, just how he handles it himself as landlord and property manager. By Landlord Hank: This is an on-going situation [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Long-Term Guest Or Unauthorized Tenant?

Defining whether a person is a guest of your tenants or an unauthorized tenant living in your rental property can be a very stressful situation without an easy answer. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi this question. Hank has some short, quick advice on this one. Dear Landlord Hank, [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Landlord, Leases & Agreements, Pets, 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

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 around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question Dear [...]

A Landlord’s Pet Guide To Pet Friendly Rentals

A landlord's pet guide to pet friendly rentals gives some helpful, useful advice for landlords and property managers in dealing with pets and tenants. If you are considering going pet-friendly, there are some good tips and thoughts in here. Also some thoughts from the Humane Society of the United States on why rental housing rules [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|Landlord, Pets, Tenant|1 Comment