Landlords

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

[Updated October 2021] Ontario Standard Lease Explained

The last thing you want to do after finding your dream apartment or dream tenant is more paperwork. 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, though. Here, 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 ...

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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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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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How to photograph your property.

[UPDATED March 2021] Homeowner’s Guide to B.C. 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. Goods and Services Tax (GST)   Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Property Transfer Tax Property Tax Vancouver Empty Homes Tax BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax Taxation Example Goods ...

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[Updated October 2021] Types Of BC Tenancy Forms And How To Use Them

As a landlord in B.C., you have to know a number of different tenancy forms to effectively manage and operate your rental properties. Thankfully, the province has provided clear guidelines for practically every stage of the rental process, and codified these in the form of tenancy forms. In this post, we're going to look at the types of tenancy forms you'll encounter in B.C. and show you how to manage ...

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5 Reasons Landlords Should Leverage Trust Score

Perhaps the biggest challenge for landlords is identifying which applicant will be a reliable, respectable tenant. In order to do this, some screening needs to take place during the application process. Thankfully, the liv.rent team identified this pain point and developed the Trust Score feature to help landlords screen and compare potential tenants in a fair and meaningful manner. What is a Trust Score? The Trust Score is an intelligent rating ...

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5 Ways to Generate Property Management Leads

In these exceptional times, exceptional approaches are needed to grow and sustain businesses. Thankfully the digital transformation, spurred on by the pandemic, is proving unstoppable. Undoubtedly, the digital initiatives undertaken today will have a lasting impact on the way we conduct business now and in the future. For property managers, digital lead generation is key. Below we outline 5 simple ways to generate leads that are contact-free and proven. 1. Develop ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Resources for Landlords and Tenants

[LAST UPDATED: December 28th, 2020] The provincial and federal governments of Canada have unveiled sweeping assistance packages to help all Canadians through this unprecedented time.  We at liv.rent are here to help landlords and tenants navigate the resources newly available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a quick summary of events impacting Landlords and Tenants, refer to our post: COVID-19 - Update For Landlords and Tenants. For website directories and contact information, ...

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