Entries Tagged as 'Personal House'

How Much Frustration Can You Endure?

July 19th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

photo credit: pedrohfpi I just got in from a so called simple lease signing at one of the properties I manage. I can assure you that it’s extremely frustrating to be a landlord. The simplest task can easily turn into a nightmare time suck. First The Lock When the new tenant and I go into […]

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Innisfil Police Department – OOPS!

July 18th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Landlord Advocacy, Personal House

photo credit: The Blue Boy Man o man, landlords sure get a raw deal from the police departments. I get landlords calling me all the time about illegal activities that get reported to police departments who do basically nothing about it. Sometimes it’s just time for landlords to sue the police, then maybe they’ll start […]

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More On Basement Apartments

April 28th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

photo credit: left-hand I just received a call from a friend of mine who is a landlord and in trouble. He owns a house up the street and his parents live upstairs. His mom has been in the hospital for the last week. Water Bill He gets a $2400 water bill (that’s not a typo) […]

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Cleaning & Damage Deposits In Ontario

April 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Personal House, Property Management

photo credit: johnsember I got another reader question the other day. Reader Question Is there anyway to be able to charge for a damage/cleaning deposit? I’m crazy sick that I have places cleaned and spotless for tenants, yet they leave apartments in a state of decay and diaster… Anyway around that stupid law? Time to look […]

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Do Tenants Scare You?

January 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Landlord & Tenant Board, Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

New landlords may be frightened or intimidated by the idea of tenants. Certainly there’s no shortage of scary nightmare tenant stories. I have to admit that after years in the business the bad ones do stick with you. I’ve helped many landlords deal with problem tenants and yes, the situations caused by these tenants can […]

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