Rental Resources

[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 the 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 common renting roadblock and developed the Trust Score feature to assist landlords in screening and comparing potential tenants in a fair and thorough manner. What is a Trust Score? Why landlords prefer the Trust ...

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[Updated December 2021] 5 Ways to Generate Property Management Leads

As the real estate rental industry continues its return to form, property managers have the opportunity to grow their businesses exponentially, so long as they have the right lead generation strategies in place. Thankfully the digital transformation spurred by the pandemic is looking 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 ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rent Relief Canada

[LAST UPDATED: December 28th, 2020] Coronavirus Rent Relief Support - By Province and Territory In addition to extensive federal initiatives outlined in Canada's Economic Response Plan, each Canadian province and territory has made efforts to put forward measures surrounding rent relief, rent freeze, eviction bans and more to protect Canadian renters. Below we’ve provided links to key resources to help renters better understand the different rent relief initiatives offered by each province ...

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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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Coronavirus Information for Canadian Landlords and Renters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Update For Landlords and Tenants

[LAST UPDATED: October 6, 2020] In these unprecedented and uncertain times, managing any and all of your responsibilities can seem daunting. However, knowing that your friends, neighbours and fellow global citizens are sharing this experience, will hopefully add a level of comfort and encouragement.  For landlords, what are your responsibilities to your tenants and your rental property during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?  For tenants, how should you respond? Table of Contents Quick Snapshot: COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 FAQ Landlord Update Renter Update Tools to Go ...

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Landlord Guide: Rental Property Rules

When renting out your property, it is absolutely crucial that you carefully think through a set of rules for your tenants. Many of these should be reflected in the Lease Agreement providing as much detail as possible to avoid any ambiguity. Ultimately, this will help you avoid conflicts with your tenants and, hopefully, preserve the condition of your rental property.  Top 12 Considerations when setting Rental Property Rules We’ve outlined the ...

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Landlord Guide: Renting To Students

When students arrive in your town, they're ready to learn and eager to sign a lease — but do they make good tenants? We're liv.rent, Canada's best all-in-one solution for landlords and renters to have a smoother rental process, and we created this guide to help landlords understand the benefits and drawbacks of renting to students. Is renting to students a good idea? Pros of renting to students Cons of renting to students Tips ...

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How to Pay Rent to your Landlord

4 Ways to Pay Rent Gone are the days when your hand would cramp writing a year's worth of rent cheques to present to your landlord. At last, we have a variety of rent payment options available to tenants. Every tenancy agreement should specify the acceptable forms of rent payment. The e-transfer option has grown in popularity thanks to the ease of use and lack of paper required. Currently, there are 4 ...

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[Updated March 2022] Vancouver Rental Vacancy Rate

We hear a lot about the Vancouver rental vacancy rate being very low but what is this metric and what does it really mean? In this post, liv.rent sheds some light on the matter and what it means for both renters and landlords. What is the rental vacancy rate? What is Vancouver's rental vacancy rate? Why is the rental vacancy rate important? How is the rental vacancy rate calculated? What is considered a good vacancy ...

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