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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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liv.rent's top tips for renting an apartment in Vancouver

[Updated August 2022] 24 Tips For Renting An Apartment In Vancouver

Finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver requires research, communication with landlords & property managers, securing references, and ultimately finding a place you want to call home. All this can add up to a lengthy endeavour if you're not familiar with how to find an apartment in Vancouver. To help renters, we've put together this guide for every step of the way; with apartment viewing tips, advice for how to find ...

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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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Renting For The First Time In Vancouver

Whether you've lived here for a while and you're striking out on your own, or you're moving to Vancouver for the first time — renting can be daunting. We're liv.rent, and we're here to make everything about renting better. This is our mini-guide to being a first-time renter in the city, and we'll show you all the basics of the process — from preparing and searching to viewing and securing. Things ...

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