I Am Afraid Tenants Will Abuse Gated Driveway; What Can I Do?

I Am Afraid Tenants Will Abuse Gated Driveway; What Can I Do? Ask Landlord Hank

A gated driveway can provide extra security for tenants, but also added costs which is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week.

Dear Landlord Hank:

I have a gated driveway to a triplex. I’m concerned about tenants possibly abusing the gate. I would welcome your thoughts.


Dear Landlord Tom:

Is there a way for you to install a discrete camera to observe?

If there is some abuse and you have no proof of which person caused the damage to the gate, you won’t be able to bill the proper party for repairs.

I’d hook the camera up to a monitoring system so you can check footage if something happens at the gated driveway.

It would be nice if the camera would work at night as well.


Hank Rossi

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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.