Rental Resources

Residential Tenancy Agreement Explained

Finding a place is hard enough. When it comes to signing the BC Residential Tenancy Agreement, or rental agreement, it's a whole other ballgame. Read on as we break down what you need to know and pay attention to regarding BC Residential Tenancy Agreements. With Liv Rent, we make it easy as any past, current, and upcoming lease contracts signed on our platform can be pulled up and exported in ...

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Tips for Renegotiating Your Lease

How Much Can My Landlord Increase My Rent?

A rent increase is something that concerns every renter in the province. Rest assured, however, your landlord can only raise rents by an amount dictated by the Residential Tenancy Branch of BC (RTB). This is the second year under new provincial regulation that the allowable increase is limited to the cost of inflation. Previous to 2019, old rules permitted landlords to raise rents by the cost of inflation plus 2 ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – August 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Rental Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on Augusts’s figures.  August rental rates dipped slightly downward but the forecast for September predicts some upward pressure on rates. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in August down slightly from July's $1,844 to $1,839. The average cost of a furnished apartment crept up slightly ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – August 2019 Snapshot

Vancouver Rental Trends Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on August 2019's figures. The numbers this month point to a downward trend in rental rates across the Lower Mainland and a forecast for further downward pressure into September. Vancouver Renter Demographics In August 2019, like July, there were more men actively seeking ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – July 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Rental Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on June’s figures. Last month, renters saw some relief with many suburban neighbourhoods posting decreases in rental rates; however, July demonstrates a reversal of that trend except in Downtown Toronto where it did dip. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in July was up from ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – July 2019 Snapshot

Vancouver Rental Trends Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on July 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to a recovery from June's drop across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.9% increase while Surrey rates continued to decline by 7.6%. Vancouver Renter Demographics In July 2019, in ...

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8 Tips To Avoid Rental Scams in Vancouver

FEATURE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARIANA YATSUDA IKUTA As law-abiding and polite as Canadians might be, there are a few bad apples out there who attempt to scam renters. Vancouver is no exception. In fact, given how hot the Vancouver rental market is, it is no surprise that you'll discover that rental scams exist. Finding a place to rent in Vancouver is difficult enough and the last thing you want to deal ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on June 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to an overall drop in rental rates across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.42% drop and Surrey an almost 10% drop (9.82%). Vancouver Renter Demographics In June 2019, again, more women ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Renter Stats – Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on June’s figures.  Overall, renters saw some relief last month with many suburban neighbourhoods posting decreases in rental rates. Only Downtown and Vaughan/Richmond Hill saw an increase.  Below is a breakdown of the Toronto rental stats for June 2019. Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on June 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to an overall drop in rental rates across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.42% drop and Surrey an almost 10% drop (9.82%). Vancouver Renter Demographics In June 2019, again, more women ...

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