Tenants

Ask An Expert: Duuo’s Katie Garland On Tenant Insurance FAQs

Welcome to “Ask An Expert” where liv.rent introduces you to the folks that know the ins and outs of the Canadian rental and real estate markets. In this “Ask An Expert,” we’re talking to Duuo's Partner Success Specialist. Duuo is an insurance distributor that's backed by The Co-operators, and Katie Garland knows first hand about the concerns landlords and renters have about tenant insurance. She spoke with liv.rent to help demystify insurance and how Duuo's ...

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Gather Coliving Jonathan Chawla

Ask An Expert: Gather Coliving’s Jonathan Chawla On Building Community & Eliminating Vacancy Costs

Welcome to “Ask An Expert” where liv.rent introduces you to the folks that know the ins and outs of the Canadian rental and real estate markets. He’s an expert in creating affordable, convenient, and communal renting experiences for people in their 20s while helping landlords of four or more bedroom homes to eliminate their vacancy and turnover costs with his company. Let’s learn more about coliving and how Jonathan’s company uses liv.rent to help ...

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Tenant insurance: what is it and why do you need it?

11 Trustworthy Tenant Insurance Providers For Renters In Ontario

You might have heard of tenant insurance before and thought that it wasn't for you. But tenant insurance can help you secure a rental in Toronto more easily, and — should disaster strike — it can be a lifeline. In fact, the difference between having it and not having it can be life-changing. But what is tenant insurance, and do you even need to get it? In this post, we're going to ...

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how to find off campus housing at the university of toronto via liv rent

[Updated May 2022] Best Housing Off-Campus For University Of Toronto Students

The University of Toronto, or "U of T" for short, has three campuses — St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. Like most universities, there isn’t room on every U of T campus for all upper-year undergraduate and graduate students, so unless you plan on living in the library, you're going to need a place to stay in the city during the course of your studies. We're liv.rent, an all-in-one Canadian ...

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Do apartments credit check when you apply?

What Kind Of Credit Score Do You Need To Rent An Apartment?

Renters have to get well organized and be prepared to share some personal information if they want to get an apartment. Credit checks are important for landlords and property managers because it's a standardized way for them to see if a potential tenant is reliable and will be able to pay their rent on time. But what is a credit score, and what kind of credit score do you need to ...

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Evictions In Ontario: Everything You Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know About Eviction in Ontario

Eviction is one of the toughest things you can experience while renting. The process can be long, confusing, and stressful. For any Toronto renters and landlords who find themselves having to deal with an eviction, Ontario has some guidelines that you need to know. To make sure you’re protected and clear about the next steps, you’ll want to be aware of the rules— and your responsibilities. This will make ...

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The Toronto Standard Lease Explained By liv.rent

[Updated October 2021] Ontario Standard Lease Explained

The last thing you want to do after finding your dream apartment or dream tenant is more paperwork. Figuring out what’s going on in your new Ontario standard lease doesn’t have to be harder than finding an affordable place in Yorkville, though. Here, we’re going to break down exactly what you need to know before you put your signature on anything. What is Ontario’s standard lease agreement? What should be on a ...

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Top 10 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Toronto (2021)

It's a renter’s market right now. Toronto, like most major cities in Canada, has an ample supply of rental accommodation available. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has seen student and immigration numbers plummet; thereby, reducing demand. In addition, travel restrictions and related quarantine requirements have compelled many short-term rentals to convert to long-term rentals. Lastly, a number of developments completed just as the pandemic was setting in, further adding to ...

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