Tenants

data privacy protecting your information on liv rent

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 best apartment rental websites in vancouver via liv rent

[Updated August 2022] 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 in canada - what's the difference

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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what is a lease addendum liv rent

Understanding Lease Addendums Part 1: What Is A Lease Addendum?

Standard tenancy agreements aren't always exhaustive. There could be any number of reasons a landlord may want to modify or add to a lease, including specifying terms related to pets, smoking, insurance, or rent payment. This is where a lease addendum comes in handy. Experienced landlords almost always include addenda alongside the lease agreement, to ensure they're completely covered for all eventualities. It's hugely important to lay out all of the ...

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renting in canada - how to secure a home before you arrive in canada

Rent In Canada: How To Secure A Home Before Coming To Canada

For many newcomers, finding a place to rent in Canada can be a daunting task. Instead of trying to secure a rental right after you land, a better option is to secure a home before arriving in Canada. In this article, we'll show you how to secure a place in Canada from abroad by doing everything online — search, apply, view, sign and pay. How to search online for a home to ...

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FAQ liv rent answers your questions about rent deposits in ontario

[Updated July 2022] FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Rent Deposits In Ontario

For both renters and landlords in Ontario, rent deposits are at best a tricky subject to navigate, and can often lead to confusion and even money being lost down the line. There's a ton of dubious information out there surrounding the subject, and it's important for both parties to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when it comes time to submit their deposit. In this post, we provide an ...

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guide for first time renters

[Updated November 2021] Renting 101: Our Top Tips For First Time Renters

Hi there! We're liv.rent and we make renting easier for everyone. If you're a first-time renter, then check out this infographic we made just for you — it'll help you navigate the rental market like an expert. And if you're ready to join us on liv.rent, then you can start your journey off on the right foot! Step 1: Searching for rentals Step 2: How to prepare for an apartment viewing Step 3: ...

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students going to canada to study

[Updated July 2022] The Best Off-Campus Housing For International Students Coming To Canada Fall 2022

It's not easy being a student. The constant pressure of coursework, looming exams, and extra-curricular activities make for a busy schedule – not to mention the other curveballs life tends to throw our way. Combine this with the fact that many students are living alone or with roommates for the first time, and it's no wonder why students tend to be stressed out. While we can't help you study for ...

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Vancouver rentals month to month

[Updated September 2022] The Best Month-To-Month Rentals In Vancouver

One-year leases are standard across Vancouver, but they're not ideal for everyone. If you're new to the city and unsure which neighbourhood is right for you or don't feel like being tied down, then standard one-year leases can be oppressive. But there are many areas and buildings out there in Vancouver that have month-to-month rentals and other types of short-term rentals. They can be harder to find, though, so this ...

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Rental applications in Ontairo

Applying For A Rental In Ontario Part 4: How Do I Fill Out A Rental Application?

Once you've found your next home, then it's time to fill out a rental application. But if you're a first-time renter, then the application process can be a bit overwhelming. Hi there, we're liv.rent, and we're here to help make renting safe and straightforward. Our FAQ series, all about the rental application process in Ontario, is designed to help you navigate with ease. You can subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated ...

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