Entries Tagged as 'Tenant Resources'

Whut? Is Affordable housing in Toronto finally?

October 1st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Tenant Resources, Weird Landlord News

So earlier today I read this article about roommates with benefits where landlords or roommates offer free rent in exchange for lodging. I decided to do my own Toronto based investigative reporting on the subject. As it turns out the scumlord business isĀ  alive and well. Scumlords seem to be disobeying OHRT guidelines as I […]

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Mayor John Tory Already Has All The Tools To Create Affordable Housing

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property, Tenant Resources

I’m so sick of people flapping their lips about affordable housing. Especially politicians. Because it’s all bullshit. Here the city of Toronto website page about affordable housing Everyone is confused, let’s have a meeting about it (with catered lunches and committees.) That will work won’t it? The real conversation is about poor people being hard […]

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Tenant Guide to Dealing With Bad Credit

December 22nd, 2010 · 21 Comments · Rental Property, Tenant Resources

You know what I don’t like? Surprises… I rent quite a few apartments and houses. Your credit does matter. Credit history is only a part of the picture. Your present income and savings also add to the picture I present to the landlord. I also reach some conclusions about how nice you are to deal […]

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8 Tips for Tenants Looking for A New Pad

November 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Tenant Resources

I meet an awful lot of tenants in my wanderings while renting apartments on behalf of owners plus I was a tenant myself years ago. I’ve also talked to many good landlords about their own experiences as tenants. There have been many changes in the industry since I stopped renting and many improvements in customer […]

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How To Rent A House – Tenant Edition

November 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Tenant Resources

Renting a house or apartment can be very simple, if you’re properly prepared. Moving can be very stressful, it’s good to get a head start. Landlords like that rather than you pulling up in a moving van waving fistfuls of cash. Here’s what you need to do to snag that awesome space. Give proper notice […]

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