If you find out the police were called to one of your rental properties, then what should you do is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi.

Dear Landlord Hank:

We just heard from our maintenance man that a neighbor told him  police were called to one of our rentals a few days ago. We called police to ask about a report and they said no report had been filed. What should we do? Should we take this up with the tenants? Or just let it go?

– Kurt

Dear Landlord Kurt,

I would talk to my tenant and ask if they are all right and that you heard the police had been called and you are concerned about them.

It could have been someone was trying to break in, etc., and your tenants are the ones that called the police.

Then again, maybe there was a domestic disturbance, etc., and the neighbors had contacted the authorities.

I’d be curious enough to want to know.


Hank Rossi

Other recent Dear Landlord Hank posts you may have missed:

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

How Do You Raise Rent For A Long-Time Tenant?

 How Do You Know When To Change Property Managers?

 Where Do You Draw The Line On Normal Wear And Tear?

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

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

Is An Old Drug Conviction A Big Deal?

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

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant’s Sewer Line Clogged With Tree Roots

Tenant cannot pay rent

Landlord Hank at work on one of his properties

Dear Landlord Hank: Police Were Called To One Of Our Rentals What Should We Do?

Photo credit DGLImages via istockphoto.com