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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.
What should you do if a tenant refuses to return keys after leaving your rental property is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. If you have a question for him please fill out his form below.
Replacing smoke detector batteries in rentals is a question that comes up often. So whose responsibility is it is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering legal advice.
How do you tell when a tenant has a routine maintenance request or a real emergency is the question this week.
This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a hoarder and whether an eviction can happen during covid-19. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local ordinances.
This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about using rental property cameras to protect rental property. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local ordinances. Read his answer here.
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.
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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.
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.
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. “
Some recent questions answered for our readers
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.