PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES IN BC

25 Jun

Property tax is due this July 2018. The important dates for your property taxes depend on where your property is located: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Richmond Whistler Surrey Coquitlam New Westminster Tsawwassen Port Coquitlam Port Moody Langley Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Vancouver Burnaby If you do not pay your taxes and any late-payment penalties in the current tax year, your…

Vancouver rents stop growing…

12 Jun

Vancouver rents stop growing, listings spike amid new taxes and renter protections: data The cost to rent a unit across Vancouver hasn’t exactly dropped, but it hasn’t grown much over the past three months, either. The latest report shows that rent prices have “flatlined since March” for most types of rental units. Click here to read more.

What You Need to Know to Avoid Empty Home Tax in Vancouver

24 May

As a residential property owner in Vancouver who keeps a second home or holding it as an investment for rentals, you need to know your landlord rights so as not to get caught off guard with the implemented Empty Home Tax (EHT), also known as Vacancy Tax, for under-utilized residential properties. If you’re not actively utilizing your property as a…

Sample Properties You Can Purchase with 10k in Savings

20 May

Real Estate is a wonderful investment, though, it can be intimidating to get into your first real estate purchase as you often need either 20% down to buy a rental property. This can be a good amount of money, especially if you are trying to find a property which will net you a stable income. However, there are a few…

6 Small Apartment Amenities to Attract New Renters

10 May

As a property owner, you understand that you need to do whatever you can to make your property stand out to renters. One of the best ways to do this is to offer amenities. What do amenities mean in apartments? Amenities refer to additional perks that a renter will have when they choose your property, such as a swimming pool or laundry…

What to Expect When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

03 May

The biggest concern any landlord has when finding a tenant is finding someone that is going to pay their rent. However, sometimes problems do come up and you have to understand everything you can about things like evictions and bankruptcy. The problem with tenant bankruptcy is that it offers its own difficulties for the landlord. Understanding tenants in common bankruptcy will help you to…

The Dynamics of Collecting Rent: The Do’s and Don’ts

29 Apr

As a business owner operating as a landlord, you would understand that the actual sale in your business is the rent you collect. Collecting rent means having cash flow to operate your business, have enough fund to set aside to pay for repairs and maintenance, or pay any due tax on your property. That said, you simply can’t afford the…

Should Landlords Sue if Tenants Post Unfair Reviews Online?

26 Apr

Social media can be both a blessing and a curse for all business owners, including property owners. This gives users a platform to share with everyone their experiences, whether they are good or bad. Think about when you had a really terrible experience with a business. You probably couldn’t wait to post about it on your social media account to…

Hurricane Season: What Property Managers Can Do Before, During, and After Extreme Weather

19 Apr

This chapter will give landlords hurricane tips for rental properties as hurricane preparations look to be an increasing need given recent weather patterns. It is important to do some preparation before any event might happen. You should know your own limits and ability to do repairs as well as the coverage you have for all of your buildings. Finally, you should also…

How to Solve the 5 Most Common Complaints from Tenants

08 Apr

The landlord/tenant relationship is vital to master if you are going to have success as a landlord. This article will highlight 5 common complaints from tenants and how you can resolve those complaints. Knowing how to deal with landlord/tenant issues will prevent many headaches in the future. As a precursor, it is also important to be proactive to try to anticipate problems…

10 House Amenities You Shouldn’t Have at Your Rental Property

22 Mar

It is difficult to choose which house amenities your property should have. House amenities vary somewhat depending on location and the architecture; however, there are certain items which you should never have in your rental property. Certain items are impractical for making long-term rental income even if they are convenient in your home. This article will highlight the top items.

10 Interior and Exterior Preventive Maintenance for Rental Properties

18 Mar

Preventive maintenance for rental properties is always better to perform than emergency maintenance because spotting a problem early leads to a cheaper repair. Finding potential problems in your rental property will take some diligent work and can be daunting for a single person to perform, especially if a person owns multiple properties. A shortcut list can help you examine which…

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