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5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

A vacant rental property is every landlord and property manager's worst nightmare. When your unit is empty, you're not generating any revenue on it and yet you'll still have to cover expenses – not to mention all the potential risks that come with an empty home. Of course, avoiding vacancies entirely is your best course of action, but this isn't always possible. Today, liv.rent will be walking you through five ...

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Your Guide To Ontario Tenancy Forms

Both landlords and renters in Ontario should familiarize themselves with the province's many different tenancy forms, particularly some of the more common ones you're likely to encounter. Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Board is your go-to resource for all things rental-related, and the province has created standardized documents laying out guidelines for pretty much any situation you can imagine. While this is extremely helpful for landlords and tenants, it can also ...

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Data Privacy And Renting: How To Protect Your Information

Information privacy is a hot-button issue that's taken centre stage in this new age of digitalization we find ourselves in. Despite efforts to regulate data privacy, 67% of Canadians still feel as though they have no control over their data privacy. This is especially significant in the rental industry, where both landlords and tenants typically need to provide personal details about their identity and income, among other things. That's why ...

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The Top 8 Apartment Rental Websites In Vancouver

Vancouver, BC is a truly spectacular place to call home. The city's unique proximity to both mountains and sea, its top-notch food scene, and cosmopolitan appeal make for an understandably competitive housing market and have led to the city having some of Canada's highest rental rates. With such a booming rental market, both landlords and renters need an apartment rental website that provides safety and security – not to mention ...

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Normal Wear And Tear Vs. Damage: What’s The Difference?

Every landlord and renter knows all too well that no rental unit can remain pristine forever. Over time, there's bound to be some damage to the suite from sustained use. If the damage is severe enough to impede enjoyment of the unit, or if it's caused by negligence on the part of the tenant, this can quickly become an issue for both parties. That's why most lease agreements set out ...

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Everything Ontario Landlords Need To Know About Tax Deductions

Tax season has a way of sneaking up on us each year, and it's never too soon to start thinking about how you're going to file your taxes. Claiming your rental income as a landlord is a must, but are you making the most of the various expenses and deductions Canadian landlords are eligible for? And what can Ontario landlords specifically do to prepare? We're liv.rent, and in this post ...

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Landlord Guide: How Much Should I Charge For Rent?

Pricing your rental unit correctly is key to attracting more leads and finding renters quickly. Landlords must take the time to figure out precisely how much they'll charge for rent before uploading or publishing their listing, by considering a host of key factors. Regardless of where in Canada your unit is located, you'll likely follow a similar process to determine the amount you'll be charging renters. In this post, we'll ...

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9 Essential Components Of An Attractive Rental Ad

An effective rental ad is a key part of finding quality tenants fast. The right listing will highlight key details of your unit in a way that piques renters' interest and encourages them to get in touch and apply. Many landlords underestimate the importance of creating attractive rental ads, and later wonder why they're not getting the number of leads they'd hoped for. In this step-by-step guide, we'll be walking ...

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[Updated April 2022] Landlord Guide: How To Effectively Advertise Your Rental Property

No landlord wants their unit to sit empty for long. Even with a month's notice or the expected end of a fixed-term lease, finding quality tenants in time to fill vacancies can be an arduous process. To counter this, we've made this guide to help landlords prepare for the listing or re-listing process and find suitable renters faster. We'll be going over how to research and create effective advertising that ...

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How To Screen Tenants And The Best Tenant Screening Tools To Use

The last thing any landlord wants is an irresponsible tenant. Choosing the wrong renter can result in late or non-existent rent payments, damage to your unit, angry neighbours, or worse — eviction. Having a rock-solid tenant screening process in place is the most effective way for landlords to counter these problems before they arise. So, what can you do to streamline and improve the effectiveness of your screening strategies? ...

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