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Rental Repairs & Maintenance – Who is Responsible for What?

UPDATED: JULY 15, 2020 Rental Repairs and Maintenance Responsibilities You’ve signed a lease on a new apartment and you’re excited about your new digs…but what if things don’t work according to plan? The electrical outlet that will power your beloved Nespresso machine is dead or the sink perpetually drips? What to do? It's important to set yourself up for success before any of these instances become an issue. Before moving in, be sure ...

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[Updated October 2021] The Complete List of Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities

Property Maintenance Responsibilities - Landlords vs Tenants Renters often get a bad rap — a reputation for being messy, careless and disrespectful to rental properties. However, this is not necessarily the case. Instead, this often stems from unclear responsibilities and confusion over who is responsible for what. First and foremost, the upkeep of a rental property is shared between both parties. Keeping up with your duties as assigned is key to ...

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Rental

Besides the obvious – a front door, running water and electricity – there are some other things a prospective renter should look for. We’ve compiled a list of important considerations that are often overlooked: Storage This is so important and yet so often forgotten when you fall in love with a unit. Unless you have few hobbies and live the life of an ascetic monk, chances are you’ll need space to store ...

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Improving Your Trust Score

If you've been using liv.rent to find and apply for rentals, you've probably already encountered the Trust Score. This all-important score helps landlords see all of your relevant information, so you can stand out on your applications and secure your perfect rental home. So, what do you do if your Trust Score seems a bit low? First - don't panic! This guide will go over what exactly goes into calculating ...

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Tenant’s Insurance – 5 Reasons You Should Have It

According to StatsCan, only 50% of Canadian renters have tenant insurance (AKA renter insurance, content insurance). The reasons are a bit unclear but the running assumption is that renters assume they are automatically covered by their landlord's policy and thus, see renters insurance as a waste of money. This is a potentially dangerous assumption. The landlord's policy will cover all the bigger things - the pipes, structural issues, appliances etc. ...

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24 Tips For Finding & Getting An Apartment In Vancouver [Updated 2021]

Finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver requires research, communication with landlords and property managers, securing references, and finding a place you want to call home. We're liv.rent, a Vancouver-based rental platform and more with solutions for renters. Use these tips to find a Vancouver apartment for rent with less stress and more fun. How to search for an apartment What to do when viewing an apartment How to apply for a rental What to ...

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how to claim a tax deduction on your moving expenses in canada via liv rent

[Updated March 2022] How To Claim A Tax Deduction On Your Moving Expenses

A little-known fact in Canada is that many moving expenses are actually tax-deductible and can boost your yearly return. In this post, liv.rent will walk you through which moving expenses you can claim a deduction for, how the process works in Canada, as well as some tips and resources to help you get the most out of your tax return. What moving expenses can I claim? How do I claim my ...

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[Updated November 2021] 11 Tips To Save On Rent In Vancouver

Living in cities like Vancouver where vacancy rates are low can be expensive. For savvy renters though, there are some techniques and strategies that can help you save money on rent while still finding the perfect home for your needs. In this post, we'll be going over some of our top rent-saving tips that will help you secure a lower rental rate in Vancouver. 1. Open up your search criteria 2. Look ...

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Renter Beware – Know Your Rights 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 throughout the entire rental process, from signing the lease, during the tenancy, and at the end of a tenancy. Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant Signing a Lease ...

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[Updated January 2022] Moving Checklist — Preparing for a Move

We can all agree that moving is a time-consuming and often stressful task. However, like taxes, it is an unavoidable part of adulthood. Whether you rent or own your home, the day will no doubt come when it's time to pack up and move. When that happens, having a clear plan in place for every stage is your best shot at a smooth, successful move. To assist you, liv.rent has ...

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