End of Tenancy

20 Apr

You may not realize just how many essential procedures must be completed by a landlord at the End of tenancy. The goal here is to help landlords better understand these requirements, particularly where it comes to handling deposits and move-out inspections. The unfortunate reality of tenancy is that they don’t always end positively, meaning that they will end up in…

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How a Tenancy Ends

06 Apr

It is possible to end a tenancy without complication as long as all of the RTB processes are understood and followed correctly. The following explanations will provide more information about the forms that are used in the process of ending a tenancy. FIXED TERMS There are several important things to be aware of in relation to the ending of fixed…

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5 Tech Tools That Make a Landlord’s Life Easier

02 Apr

Nobody ever said becoming a landlord was easy, thats why we outlined below 5 tech tools for Landlords. Of course, the likelihood of passive income from property ownership appeals to many people. However, property management is not a passive activity. Aside from collecting rent regularly, you must also manage property repairs, vacancies, disputes, and emergencies. So something that will make…

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During TENANCY

23 Mar

Serving Notices To Tenants Once you have found a tenant and a lease is signed for your property, you’ll need to know both your and your tenants’ rights. At some point, you will have to provide documentation to your tenants During tenancy. You may even have to take legal action. Proper documentation is important when starting any tenant/landlord relationship. Maintaining…

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Beginning a Tenancy

17 Mar

After a tenant has been chosen it is important that both of you communicate clearly to ensure that you and the tenant understand both your rights and your responsibilities and are therefore fully protected in the case of something going wrong. If something does go wrong, having this initial paperwork helps to ensure that the problem can be resolved. This…

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SELECTING THE RIGHT TENANT – BEFORE TENANCY

09 Mar

Making sure that you have a water-tight selection process for potential tenants is essential for any landlord. While parts of the process may vary from person to person, there are some elements of the selection process that every landlord needs to consider. These include; Applications PIPA The Human Rights Code Credit Checks References Tenant Application A fundamental part of finding…

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How to Sell Your Condo: 25 Tips for Selling Faster and For More Money

30 Jan

The prospect of homeownership can, in itself, be daunting. So can the prospect of selling your house when you determine the time is right to make a move. Selling your condo can prove to be an equal challenge, especially since there are certain rules that govern what you can and can’t do to spruce up your condo property. Fortunately for…

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5 Tips for Collecting a Security Deposit from Renters

29 Jan

1. Collecting a Security Deposit: Ensure that the Security Deposit is Part of the Rental Agreement Whether you own a large apartment building or a small duplex, make sure that you have a boilerplate rental agreement. Having a standard format with standard requirements will make any negotiation you may have with a potential tenant easier to manage and more quickly…

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What you should know as a landlord about unpaid rent

28 Aug

During these challenging and often confusing times, many Canadians have struggled with the repayment plan. To address this crisis the government of British Columbia has set the rules on how to deal with the unpaid rent that every landlord should be familiar with. Here are the answers to the questions landlords have been asking: Can I end the tenancy for…

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Owner Occupied or Non Owner Occupied Rental Property

31 Jul

The Pros and Cons of Owner-occupied and Non-owner occupied Rentals Owner – occupied rental or non owner occupied rental? Investing in real estate has a range of great benefits. It is, classically, an investment. Along with text benefits and (hopefully) the property value steadily increasing, the idea of investing in a property has a wide appeal. Before doing so, it’s…

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Top 5 Things to Check When Conducting A Final Walk-Through

28 Jul

The Final Walk-Through Checklist for Homebuyers When purchasing a new house, you want to make sure everything is perfect. It is a big decision and a very long-term investment. It is important to conduct a Final walk-through of your potential new home and check for any factors that may lead you to have a hard life while living there. This…

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Considerations to Make Before Investing in Property

22 Jul

5 Factors to Consider Before Investing in Property There are a multiplicity of reasons people might invest in property: cash flow, tax deductions, real estate leverage, and hopefully, a steady increase in the property’s value. Below are 5 things to consider before making the move. I. Are you going to be settled? This one doesn’t apply to those of you…

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The 411 ON OWNING RENTAL PROPERTY

18 Jul

Owning and Running a Rental Property There seems to be an ongoing conversation about how owning and running a rental is a great way to invest money. And really, what is not to like about it? You invest in something that you rent out and it practically pays for itself. Indeed, owning real estate to rent out remains a great…

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TOP 5 REALITIES OF BEING A LANDLORD

15 Jul

Understanding the realities of becoming a landlord YOUR GUIDE TO INVESTMENT PROPERTY. There are lots of things to like about being a landlord. After all, what is better than owning property and having that property provide you an income? Indeed, this is something that a lot of people aspire to but while you are busy dreaming, there are some realities…

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5 Good Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in 2020

12 Jul

Vancouver Real Estate is still the best investment today! Despite a bumpy 2019 for the housing market in Vancouver followed by a very challenging start to 2020, the housing market prospects are looking surprisingly good. It is, in fact an excellent time to buy. It’s a buyer’s market, rates are stable and there are attractive incentives for buyers looking to…

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SELLING TENANT OCCUPIED PROPERTY: 5 Ways to Make Selling Tenant Occupied Homes Easier

06 Jul

Your Guide to Selling Tenant Occupied Homes in BC Selling a tenant-occupied home is generally more difficult than selling an unoccupied home because you are dealing with people’s emotions around a threatened disruption of note. You’ll be bringing strangers into their home which will be disconcerting and inconvenient for them so you really need to get them on board with…

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COVID 19: Commercial Rent Assistance Program Extended Through The End of July

02 Jul

Government announces extension of commercial property rent relief program in BC. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW; Property owners and small business tenants will soon be able to access funding for the month of July. Only those tenants approved in the April, May and June application are eligible for the July extension. If a business had an average revenue decline of…

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