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Renter Beware – Know your Rights as a Tenant

Here's a quick list of rights you have 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 signing a lease agreement! Signing a Lease If you can't provide adequate references, it is reasonable for a landlord to request recent pay stubs, ...

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Picture Perfect – 10 Tips for Photographing your Rental Property

To attract the right tenants and to attract 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 that will help ensure your photos help, not hinder, your ability to rent your place. . 1. Clean up and declutter. ...

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Trading Places: Preparing to Move

We can all agree that moving is the WORST.CHORE.EVER.  However, like taxes, it is an unavoidable part of grown-up life. Here is a checklist and some tips and tricks to making it less painful. ✓ Read your current lease for specific instructions for vacating. Most landlords require one month’s notice in writing. Prepare a letter and deliver it in a timely fashion or risk paying a penalty. ✓ Decide whether this will ...

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Adulting 101 – Renting For The First Time In Vancouver

Renting For The First Time   Renting your first place, especially in Vancouver, can be a daunting task. Here are our top first time renting tips to make the rental process for your next house or apartment a little less intimidating and more successful.   Pre Search References. You will need to secure 3 references who might be willing to receive calls from prospective landlords. Given that you won’t have a previous landlord reference, reach out ...

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