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How Do I Protect Myself Against “Professional Tenants”?

Renting out your property is no fairytale and for the inexperienced, it's stressful and overwhelming, too. But don't despair just yet. There may not be such a thing as a "perfect" tenant, but good, trustworthy ones are out there. But in order to discern the good from...

How Do You Know if You’ve Found a Good Property Manager?

  When searching for a new tenant, it's tough to know if you've found the right fit. It's no different when it comes to finding a good property manager. Like a tenant, the property manager you choose will be entrusted with caring for and maintaining your property...

How To Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Tenant

  Property management, at its core, is a guest-facing industry. Whether you're a landlord in your own right or part of a property management company, the relationship you have with your tenants is crucial. How do you keep it from going sour? Like any relationship,...

5 Things That You Might Not Know About Your Rental Insurance

  Rates for rental homes have gone down in the last 3 years Yes, that’s tough to believe I know.  With rates for property insurance on Vancouver Island seemingly ever spiraling upwards, it’s not possible rates for residential rentals have gone down.  Well, that’s...

So You Want To Be A Landlord?

  You've picked up your first investment property and ready to put up a listing among other houses to rent. Congratulations! So, where do you begin? While being a landlord might seem straightforward, there are many nuances to consider. If you want to forego...

How Often Should I Be Performing Property Inspections?

  Property inspections are part and parcel of the rental industry. As such, property managers and landlords need to make regular check-ups to ensure the property is correctly maintained. However, how do you know how often to go? Most renters know that inspections...

Pets or No Pets?

  When it comes to apartments, pets or no pets is the age-old question. Do you allow for pets in your rental home or not? If you look on the market at apartments or houses for rent, you'll notice most homeowners have a strict no pet policy. There are a number of...

Handling a Hoarder Tenant

  If you're not naturally tidy, mess and clutter are something you're familiar with. When the mess in our house gets to a certain point, we buckle. Garbage bags come out, broom, dustpan, and mop are put back in use, and we undertake a heavy purge and clean....

What to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager

  If you've never dealt with property management companies before, how do you know when you've found the right one? Renting your property and entrusting a tenant, virtually a stranger, to take care of your property is stressful enough. If you're looking to take a...

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