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When’s the Right Time to Look for a New Rental?

When’s the Right Time to Look for a New Rental?

Do you know the right time to be looking for a rental? For many that right time is largely dictated by life. Perhaps you have just accepted a job in a new city to commence in the next 4 weeks. Maybe you have to leave your current rental property within a set...

How Rent-to-Own Works in BC

How Rent-to-Own Works in BC

All you need to do is take a quick look at some of the real estate prices in BC to understand just how expensive living here can be. The average price of a home in Vancouver, for example, is four times what most millennial Canadians can afford. While homes in the rest...

What is Fair Wear and Tear in a Rental Property

What is Fair Wear and Tear in a Rental Property

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. You show up for a rental viewing and meet the landlord at the door. They take you through the unit and, for the most part, you like what you see. That said, there are some deep scratches on the hardwood floor that are raising...

Why Making Renovations as a Renter Can Be Worth It

Why Making Renovations as a Renter Can Be Worth It

Being a renter can be great. It gives you the freedom to try out different properties to see what kind of space and area best suits your lifestyle. Even if you have a typical one-year lease, you can always leave after that year is up, and the rental is not a good fit....

Renting from a Property Manager vs. Landlord

Renting from a Property Manager vs. Landlord

If you’ve ever rented an apartment or house before, there’s a good chance you did it through a landlord or property management company. On the surface, they might not seem that different. They’re just two types of people who collect rent money from you at the end of...

Relocation Services 101: What You Need to Know

Relocation Services 101: What You Need to Know

Finding the right rental can be a stressful process. Between identifying the perfect space and the ideal location, it can also become very time-consuming — time that you may not have to spare. A busy work schedule and social life can make sure of that. When are you...

How to Lock Down the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

How to Lock Down the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

If there’s one thing landlords and property management love, it’s an excellent tenant. They want someone who will take good care of their rental property and treat it with the respect it deserves. Nobody wants a problematic tenant who always causes a ruckus and...

Move-Out Inspection: What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

Move-Out Inspection: What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

No matter how much fun you try to make it, moving out is a stressful experience. The purging. The packing. The U-Haul rental. You don’t even realize how many moving parts are involved until you actually start doing it. The most important part, however, happens once...

5 Items That Can Help Increase Closet Storage Space

5 Items That Can Help Increase Closet Storage Space

Doesn’t it feel like space is hard to come by these days? Not just in your closet but in your entire home. In Mumbai, for example, apartment sizes have dropped 45% since 2014. That may seem a somewhat extreme example based on the city’s population of 18.4 million, but...

3 Ways a Commercial Space Can Help Your Business

3 Ways a Commercial Space Can Help Your Business

Running your own business is an exciting prospect. Sure, it can be hectic and even downright chaotic at times — but it’s yours. Whether it’s a passion project or a great business idea (better yet — both), everyone has to start somewhere. That somewhere usually...

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Covid - 19 Update MAY 20

Pemberton Holmes is pleased to continue to serve our clients as the province returns to the new normal. We are dedicated to ensuring our clients and tenants are safe, and will continue to practice safety measures in our offices and when in public. Personal showings will be possible in the near future with the proper precautions and consent. If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 250-478-9141 or email reception@thepropertymanagers.ca.

Thank you, stay healthy, stay safe.