Andrew Kleehammer recently started Kleehammer Properties LLC to rent houses and apartments in the Batavia and Rochester areas.
“I’ve wanted to rent properties for a long time, but got more motivation over the last few years learning about housing insecurity and adversarial tenant-landlord relations,” he said. “I want to be a landlord who provides quality housing and establishes good relationships with tenants.”
Kleehammer is under contract with his first two-unit house in Batavia and has plans to expand in the near future.
“Starting out, I want to focus on the first two units,” he said. “I need to give my attention to those tenants, learn the process and improve upon it.”
He hopes to then acquire more properties to continue his mission to provide quality housing at an affordable price and by treating his tenants with the utmost respect and improving the rental units.
“I want to continuously work with my tenants to make improvements that will affect their day-to-day lives without breaking the bank,” he said.