Ask Landlord Hank

Ask Landlord Hank

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Ask veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi your questions from tenant screening to leases to pets and more! He provides answers each week to landlords.
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Can You Really Renovate A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 1

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord and property manager, on how to reduce material costs and labor. Read his three-part series on renovating a rental duplex he bought. Read part 1 of the series here and the next two parts below.

Can You Really Renovate A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget?
What the outside of the duplex looked like when Hank bought it.

Can You Do A Rental Renovation On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 2

Can You Renovate A Rental On A Shoe-String Budget Flooring Part 2
What one of the bedrooms looked like before Landlord Hank’s renovation with tile.

Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3

renovation of a rental property on a shoe-string budget part 3 kitchen
A look inside the kitchen of Landlord Hank’s renovated duplex.
Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3
Landlord Hank’s renovated duplex from the outside ready for tenants.

Some recent Ask Landlord Hank questions and answers:

How Do I Stop Second-Hand Smoke Coming into My Apartment?

If a tenant has a problem with second-hand smoke coming into their apartment, what should you do is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week. Read his answer here.

Landlord Hank what do i do about second-hand smoke in my apartment?

Non-Paying Tenant Submitted COVID-19 Form Now What?

Ask Landlord Hank: Non-Paying Tenant Submitted COVID-19 Form Now What?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a non-paying tenant, who was already a problem, who has now filed a COVID-19 form. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice. Read full story here.

Ask Landlord Hank – A Tenant Has Questions About Landlord Obligations

Tenant Moved Out, Someone Else Finishing Lease; What Do I Do?

Tenant Moved Out, Someone Else Finishing Lease; What Do I Do?

My Tenant’s Moving Out Before Lease Ends, What Should I Do?

My Tenant’s Moving Out Before Lease Ends, What Should I Do?

Ask Landlord Hank: I Am Thinking About Buying A Duplex

I Am Thinking About Buying A Duplex

Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I Prove it?

I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I Prove it?

What Should We Do About A Hoarder?

What Should We Do About A Hoarder?

What’s Your Advice On Renting During the Moratorium on Evictions?

What’s Your Advice On Renting During the Moratorium on Evictions?

 How Should We Handle An Already Slow-Paying Tenant Now?

 Who Pays for Bed Bug Removal?

 Does Tenant Still Have To Move?

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant Cannot Pay Rent Due to COVID-19

Running Children Upstairs Disturbing Downstairs Tenant What Do We Do?

Do You Know The 5 Questions Hank Asks Tenants When They Call?

A long-time real estate investor, property manager and landlord, he enjoys working on his multiple single-family and multifamily properties himself sometimes. Here is what he writes about himself and how he got started.

Landlord Hank your questions on rental housing
Hank Rossi

How Hank got his start

“I started in real estate as a child watching my father take care of our family rentals- maintenance, tenant relations, etc , in small town Ohio. As I grew, I was occasionally Dad’s assistant. In the mid-90s I decided to get into the rental business on my own, as a sideline. In 2001, I retired from my profession and only managed my own investments, for the next 10 years. Six years ago, my sister, working as a rental agent/property manager in Sarasota, Florida convinced me to try the Florida lifestyle. I gave it a try and never looked back. A few years ago we started our own real estate brokerage. We focus on property management and leasing. I continue to manage my real estate portfolio here in Florida and Atlanta. “
-Sincerely,
Hank Rossi

Visit Hank’s website here.

Some recent questions answered for our readers

I Have A Tenant Couple Who Fight On A Regular Basis – What Do I Do?

My Tenant Wants To Repaint His Unit – What Should I Do?

5 Questions Landlord Hank Asks Tenants When They Call

Landlord Hank at work himself one one of his rental properties. Ask him your question.
Hank frequently likes to work on his properties himself to save a little money.

Please note: Hank is not an attorney and does not offer legal advice. He offers helpful, useful information to fellow rental property owners and managers.

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