Entries Tagged as 'tenants'

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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Should Landlords Accept Pets?

January 24th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

How do you feel about pets? This is probably the most common request I get from landlords when they ask me to rent a property. “I don’t want pets” they tell me. This Is Ontario… The law says quite clearly “No Pet Clauses In Leases Are Void” If you have allergies and you live in […]

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Commercial Property Leasing Tips

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Commercial Property, Property Management

I am a big fan of commercial mixed buildings. They tend to be more reasonably priced than duplexes or triplexes yet still affordable for newer investors. These buildings require 30% down and have higher taxes than homes. Lots of investors are scared of the commercial component of these buildings. I wrote an article over at […]

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Tenant Smoking Issues

July 23rd, 2010 · 154 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property, Tenant Resources

I got a tenant question yesterday about an important issue. Smoking in apartments is a problem for both landlords and tenants alike. The situation gets worse when tenants smoke pot. The reek of marijuana smoke hangs in the halls. When I moved in the landlord told me no one smoked here. Now that I’ve moved […]

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