Entries Tagged as 'Property Management'

Number One Reason Why Landlords Rock

February 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

20 long years of property management and I still get up every morning with a spark of joy in my cold dead heart. Why? The reason is that landlords provide an extremely valuable service. In Ontario we are mostly reviled and underappreciated, but that doesn’t matter because literally thousands of people have been safe, warm, […]

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I’m ready for 2017 rental market

January 25th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Property Management

So winters are always a resting and catching up time for me. It’s the time for Fire Inspections and being with my family and skating and just relaxing after the frenetic summertime. Last year I decided I didn’t want to deal with legal problem tenants as much as I had. The business idea behind dealing […]

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Key Management & Key Deposits

January 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

I have at one time in career been given a 5 gallon pail filled to 3/4 with keys. Furthermore they were using the key tags with string and the strings had become completely mixed up. For my management properties I use these small and cheap plastic key tags to put on every key that crosses […]

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Annual Inspections – Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarm

December 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

It’s the time of year when we do Fire Inspections around here, and I have to say after the house I went to see last week, I’m going to adopt a big fat no policy towards my clients doing their own fire safety checks. The landlord had her contractors install the fire alarm / carbon […]

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The Link Between Air BnB and Affordable Housing

October 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · Kids & Family, Property Management, Rental Property

Air BnB is a symptom of our crazy out of whack housing system. That’s my conclusion after speaking to the expert on Airbnb Dr Daniel Guttentag. So welcome to the rabbit hole of my thought process here… here’s an explain like I’m 5 version of Airbnb, how it affects housing, and what I think about […]

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