Rental Resources

[Updated October 2021] How To Pick The Right Tenant

Your tenant can be your best ally, or biggest problem. Tenant turnover is arguably the single biggest cost for you as a landlord. Whenever a tenant vacates, either voluntarily or through a tenant eviction, significant costs are incurred by a landlord. The cost of vacancy, for example - your property may be vacant for one month or more, impacting cash flow. You will also likely have to pay for some ...

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24 Tips For Finding & Getting An Apartment In Vancouver [Updated 2021]

Finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver requires research, communication with landlords and property managers, securing references, and finding a place you want to call home. We're liv.rent, a Vancouver-based rental platform and more with solutions for renters. Use these tips to find a Vancouver apartment for rent with less stress and more fun. How to search for an apartment What to do when viewing an apartment How to apply for a rental What to ...

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how to claim a tax deduction on your moving expenses in canada via liv rent

[Updated March 2022] How To Claim A Tax Deduction On Your Moving Expenses

A little-known fact in Canada is that many moving expenses are actually tax-deductible and can boost your yearly return. In this post, liv.rent will walk you through which moving expenses you can claim a deduction for, how the process works in Canada, as well as some tips and resources to help you get the most out of your tax return. What moving expenses can I claim? How do I claim my ...

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[Updated October 2021] Must-Have Checklists For First Time Landlords

Renting out your property for the first time can be a daunting task. From preparing the unit to listing and advertising, to finally signing the lease, there are a lot of moving parts in the rental process and a lot that can go wrong along the way. for first time landlords, the last thing you want is for your passive income stream to suddenly become a full-time job, so we've ...

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[Updated November 2021] 11 Tips To Save On Rent In Vancouver

Living in cities like Vancouver where vacancy rates are low can be expensive. For savvy renters though, there are some techniques and strategies that can help you save money on rent while still finding the perfect home for your needs. In this post, we'll be going over some of our top rent-saving tips that will help you secure a lower rental rate in Vancouver. 1. Open up your search criteria 2. Look ...

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Renter Beware – Know Your Rights As A Tenant

In a tight rental market, renters must be informed and astute as landlords often hold the balance of power in the negotiation process. If you haven’t had much experience as a tenant, it’s important to know your rights before throughout the entire rental process, from signing the lease, during the tenancy, and at the end of a tenancy. Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant Signing a Lease ...

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Picture Perfect – 10 Tips for Photographing your Rental Property

Listings with better photos receive about 3 times more inquiries on the liv.rent platform. To attract the right tenants and to bring in more than one applicant, you need to present your property in the best possible way. This means taking beautiful photos of your rental property. If you don’t have the budget or time to hire a professional photographer, here are 10 tips to follow to help you photograph your ...

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[Updated January 2022] Moving Checklist — Preparing for a Move

We can all agree that moving is a time-consuming and often stressful task. However, like taxes, it is an unavoidable part of adulthood. Whether you rent or own your home, the day will no doubt come when it's time to pack up and move. When that happens, having a clear plan in place for every stage is your best shot at a smooth, successful move. To assist you, liv.rent has ...

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Renting For The First Time In Vancouver

Whether you've lived here for a while and you're striking out on your own, or you're moving to Vancouver for the first time — renting can be daunting. We're liv.rent, and we're here to make everything about renting better. This is our mini-guide to being a first-time renter in the city, and we'll show you all the basics of the process — from preparing and searching to viewing and securing. Things ...

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