Rental Resources for Landlords and Renters

Evictions In Ontario: Everything You Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know About Eviction in Ontario

Eviction is one of the toughest things you can experience while renting. The process can be long, confusing, and stressful. For any Toronto renters and landlords who find themselves having to deal with an eviction, Ontario has some guidelines that you need to know. To make sure you’re protected and clear about the next steps, you’ll want to be aware of the rules— and your responsibilities. This will make ...

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The Toronto Standard Lease Explained By liv.rent

Ontario Standard Lease Explained

The last thing you want to do after finding your dream apartment or dream tenant is more paperwork. But figuring out what’s going on in your new Ontario standard lease doesn’t have to be harder than finding an affordable place in Yorkville. We’re going to break down exactly what you need to know before you put your signature on anything. What is Ontario’s standard lease agreement? What should be on a rental ...

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Top 10 Property Management Trends For 2021

Coming off a year that pushed the property management industry to pivot faster than a Toronto Raptor in the final seconds of overtime, 2021 will hopefully deliver more stability. As the industry and the world catches its collective breath, it will consider which 2020 innovations worked and embrace the opportunity to do better moving forward into a post-pandemic future. In this article, we identify the Top 10 Property ...

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Top 10 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Toronto (2021)

It's a renter’s market right now. Toronto, like most major cities in Canada, has an ample supply of rental accommodation available. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has seen student and immigration numbers plummet; thereby, reducing demand. In addition, travel restrictions and related quarantine requirements have compelled many short-term rentals to convert to long-term rentals. Lastly, a number of developments completed just as the pandemic was setting in, further adding to ...

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FAQ: Tenant Responsibilities when Moving Out in Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions: Tenant Responsibilities when moving out in Ontario Though many are reluctant to move home during the COVID-19 pandemic, life sometimes forces the change. Students return home early, roommates leave, or maybe, a new, attractive rental opportunity arises. For many in Ontario, navigating a move may be new to them. Understanding how to provide notice to a landlord, collect and provide deposits, terminate or initiate a lease, may ...

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Best Canadian Cities for Immigration

People from around the world look to Canada as a safe haven. Known for its natural beauty, multiculturalism, universal healthcare, and an open-minded citizenry, Canada is a coveted destination for newcomers. And due to an aging population, Canada needs immigrants to augment the work force and sustain, as well as grow, the economy. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Canada's immigration minister announced an ambitious, new Immigration Levels ...

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Best Cities to Study in Canada for International Students

Canada is our home. We take pride in its natural beauty, vibrant cities, and its stable democracy. In addition, our universities and other learning institutions are highly regarded globally. All these factors combine to attract a steady stream of students from around the world who add to the vitality and character of our country.  If you are considering beginning, or continuing, your studies in Canada, there are many factors to ...

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Landlord Dashboard: Digital Tools for Landlords & Property Managers

liv.rent's Landlord Dashboard offers landlords and property managers an efficient way to view, track and manage their property listings, tenant applications and contracts. The intuitive, simple interface provides a comprehensive, single view of all rental data that matters to you - essentially, a digital landlord toolkit to simplify your lives. In addition, landlords and property managers can benefit from key insights like rent price and applicant ...

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Homeowner’s Guide to BC Taxes: Property Tax, Empty Homes & Speculation Tax, GST and PST

For homeowners and landlords, the cost of ownership extends far beyond the price paid for a property. It may include maintenance, repair and renovation costs but it ALWAYS includes a variety of federal, provincial and municipal taxes.  This guide will explain all the taxes that may apply to your property. If you know what you are after, jump ahead: Goods and Services Tax (GST)   Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Property Transfer Tax Property Tax Vancouver ...

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2020 Guide to BC Tenancy Forms

As a landlord, you will need to familiarize yourself with a number of tenancy forms in order to effectively manage and operate your residential rental properties. Beginning with the Residential Tenancy Agreement form but also the Condition Inspection Report and the Dispute Resolution form, these documents will ensure you are performing your landlord duties in accordance with the laws of British Columbia. Below, we shed some light on the various ...

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