Landlords

liv.rent's guide to rental vocabulary - terms, words, and definitions for landlords & renters

Rental dictionary: 76 essential terms for renters & landlords

For all but the most experienced landlords and renters, the many words that get thrown around throughout the rental process can get confusing quickly. From addendums to wear & tear, you may hear some unfamiliar terms as you're renting – which is why liv.rent has compiled this dictionary: to help both renters and landlords make sense of the often convoluted lingo of the rental industry. Use this resource as your ...

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renting out your house with a mortgage: a guide for landlords, by liv.rent

Landlord guide: renting out your house with a mortgage

For many investors and homeowners, renting out part or all of their homes is an excellent way to generate passive income while helping cover expenses. Is renting out your house with a mortgage allowed though? What rules should would-be landlords be aware of? In our latest Landlord guide, liv.rent will walk you through all the steps you'll need to take prior to renting out your house with a mortgage – ...

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rental inspection checklist for landlords including when to perform inspections, FAQ, provincial regulations & more via liv rent

Rental inspection checklist for landlords

Thorough inspections of your rental property at the beginning and end of a tenancy are key to assessing the unit's condition and ensuring you and your renters are on the same page. Taking the time to check and make note of each item's condition not only helps avoid disputes over potential damages, but gives you a clear record of what might need repairs or maintenance so you can prepare accordingly. ...

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Airbnb vs renting - which is more profitable for landlords?

Airbnb vs. renting: which is more profitable for landlords?

Airbnb continues to grow in a popularity as a platform for facilitating short-term and vacation rentals. Serving as an alternative to hotels and traditional B&Bs, short-term rentals have proven an effective way for landlords to earn passive income on their rental property without the commitment of a long-term lease agreement. For the vast majority of real estate investors, maximizing profit while minimizing risks and overhead expenses is crucial. Which strategy ...

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case study: renting out your listing in just 24 hours with liv.rent

How a Vancouver landlord rented out their listing in under 24 hours with liv.rent

Nearly every landlord's goal is to rent their listing efficiently while minimizing risks from troublesome tenants and potential vacancies. Knowing where to post your listing, how to attract quality renters, building a solid tenant screening process, and simplifying your contracts and rent payments are key to making your rental process as easy and fast as possible – sometimes taking as little as one day from listing to signing. In this ...

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FAQ: Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities in Alberta, Canada

FAQ: Landlord & tenant responsibilities in Alberta

With any tenancy, the question will inevitably arise: who's responsible for what? Landlord responsibilities and tenant responsibilities vary by province, and Alberta is no exception. Things like mowing the lawn, shovelling snow, and cleaning carpets, can all be grey areas for landlords and renters but thankfully – the Residential Tenancies Act and Minimum Housing and Health Standards in Alberta lay out clear guidelines for who is to perform what duties ...

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Should you hire a property management company?

For busy landlords, enlisting the help of a well-reputed property management company can be a huge boon to your rental business and save tons of time spent on day-to-day upkeep. With that being said, though, technology has reached a point where many of the typical rental management duties can be automated using the many rental platforms and apps for landlords available on the market today. The question then becomes: do ...

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liv.rent's FAQ about rent deposits, security deposits, damage deposits and more in Alberta, Canada

FAQ: Everything you need to know about rent deposits in Alberta

Every Canadian province has its own rules regarding rent deposits. How and when they can be collected, what types of deposits are permitted, and the rules for their return all vary greatly depending on where you're renting, and Alberta is no exception. Whether you're a landlord or tenant, it's important to familiarize yourself with how rent deposits work in Alberta so that you're aware of your rights and responsibilities. To ...

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the best apps for landlords: productivity, marketing, tenant screening and more via liv rent

The 27 best landlord apps for easier renting

Today's landlords have benefitted greatly from the rapid development of new technologies, with everything from listing to digital contracts helping to automate the rental process. The multitude of new software and apps designed to help landlords and other busy professionals has made it easier and faster than ever to manage your day-to-day operations. Of course, there is such a thing as too much choice though. With hundreds, even thousands of ...

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