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Advocate for Landlord & Tenant Rights. Based in Washington State as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Property Manager. I am a Landlord but I am not a Lawyer. Ask any question dealing with the rental of residential properties, including; 1. Evictions. 2. Maintenance & repair issues. 3. How to set a fair rental price. 4. When to hire a property manager. 5. Selling and how to determine value. 6. Basic tax questions and Legal issues ok, but most will be referred to a professional in that field.

Experience in the area

I have 30 years experience in Property Management with about 560 clients, plus I own my own Real Estate Brokerage ( with expanded experience & training in Short Sales, Foreclosure negotiations and rental property management. I write an informal online Real Estate News Magazine and am a member of NARPM, National Association of Residential Property Managers and have been quoted by News Agencies.




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ABR Certified, State of Washington Licensed Agent & Broker. Past member of BBB, Chamber of Commerce and Board of Realtors.

Awards and Honors

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Presidents Gold Award for high achievement, John L. Scott Realty. - "Shining Star Award" 2006 - 03/04/05/06 All Star of the Year Award for excellence.

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Stephen01/03/16101010Thank you for the quick response.
jared10/01/15101010Thank you for your help.
David07/20/151010Thank you for your opinion.
Erin 02/16/15101010Thank you, great idea! :)

Recent Answers from Donald J. Leske II

2016-07-30 Is gas, heat, water, electricity, trash removal, cable connection for TV, and high speed internet, included in renting an apartment?:

Hello sir,    I am in Washington State and am not sure of what may be offered, but I would say that in apartments you should expect that the water, garbage, sewer are paid for and with up-scale apartments

2016-06-26 Rental agencies in Washington state:

Hello Shannon,    Many people find themselves in a pickle so to speak due to circumstances they could not control. Some people like my sister pay their rent on time every month, but cannot seem to pay

2016-01-06 Rental question:

Hello Ryan,    First I must state that I am not licensed to do business in your state and cannot give legal advice.    Your home owners insurance should cover your entire home but you must tell your insurance

2016-01-03 Rental property and damages:

Hi Stephen,     First of all let me say that I am not an Attorney and cannot give legal advice, plus I am not licensed in your state. More importantly let me say that I am sorry to hear of your loss.

2015-09-30 Pest control on rental property:

Hello Jared,    I am not Licensed in California although I lived there for many years. Also I am not an Attorney so I must advise you to obtain legal council in your state or a qualified property management


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