Tenants

Best Canadian Cities for Immigration

People from around the world look to Canada as a safe haven. Known for its natural beauty, multiculturalism, universal healthcare, and an open-minded citizenry, Canada is a coveted destination for newcomers. And due to an aging population, Canada needs immigrants to augment the work force and sustain, as well as grow, the economy. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Canada's immigration minister announced an ambitious, new Immigration Levels ...

Read More

Best Cities to Study in Canada for International Students

Canada is our home. We take pride in its natural beauty, vibrant cities, and its stable democracy. In addition, our universities and other learning institutions are highly regarded globally. All these factors combine to attract a steady stream of students from around the world who add to the vitality and character of our country.  If you are considering beginning, or continuing, your studies in Canada, there are many factors to ...

Read More

2020 Guide to BC Tenancy Forms

As a landlord, you will need to familiarize yourself with a number of tenancy forms in order to effectively manage and operate your residential rental properties. Beginning with the Residential Tenancy Agreement form but also the Condition Inspection Report and the Dispute Resolution form, these documents will ensure you are performing your landlord duties in accordance with the laws of British Columbia. Below, we shed some light on the various ...

Read More

5 Reasons Landlords Should Leverage Liv 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 Liv Score™ feature to help landlords screen and compare potential tenants in a fair and meaningful manner. What is a Liv Score™? The Liv Score™ is an intelligent rating ...

Read More
coronavirus-rent-relief-canada

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rent Relief Canada

[LAST UPDATED: July 20, 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 ...

Read More

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

[LAST UPDATED: October 7, 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, ...

Read More
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 Back to the Top Landlord Update Quick ...

Read More
Paying for rent illustration - holding up cash, union pay card, cheque

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 ...

Read More
vancouver rental vacancy rate

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, we shed some light on the matter and its implications for renters and landlords alike. What Is Rental Vacancy Rate? The vacancy rate refers to the percentage of units that are vacant or unoccupied in a city, region or a given property. What is the Vancouver ...

Read More

What Information Is A Landlord Allowed to Ask For?

For first time renters, navigating the rental process can be daunting. One area of typical concern is tenant privacy rights. During the application process, landlords will ask for a variety of information from applicants. Tenant Privacy Rights are of utmost importance and providing this information can make many prospective tenants nervous. To help you, in this post we’ve outlined what information a landlord is allowed to ask for:  What a ...

Read More