7 Things To Look For In A Management Agreement

If you’re a Landlord who’s decided to hire a professional Property Manager, do you really need a written Management Agreement? ABSOLUTELY. Management Agreements outline the terms of your agreement with the management company – how long they will be responsible for the property, what they will do, how much they’ll charge and so on. Some of the important things to…

Should You Tell Your Landlord You Are Moving?

If you’re a tenant, when is the best time to tell your Landlord you’re buying a house and are going to be moving out? Should you tell your Landlord you are moving? The short answer is – that depends. Tenancy Agreement First of all, if you have a fixed term tenancy agreement with a specific end date, you can’t end the tenancy…

5 Common Mistakes Tenants Make

Renting a home can be an eye opening experience. If you’re a Tenant considering renting a property, here are 5 mistakes Tenants make – that are easy to make and avoid! Mistakes Tenants Make Not knowing what your Tenancy Agreement says. If you listened to your parents growing up, you know never to sign anything you haven’t read. Make sure…

Nanaimo School Catchment Areas

If you’re in search of a new home and have school age kids, it’s important to know where Nanaimo School Catchment areas and boundaries are for the school you want your kids to attend.  This is because if you don’t live within the catchment boundary, you may have a tough time enrolling the kids in that particular school. Do you…

Renting? Tips for Maintaining Your Yard

If you rent a home, you might wonder what your responsibilities are regarding yard work. If you live in a condo or apartment, you probably don’t need to worry about this, but if you live in a duplex or a house, it’s generally up to the tenant to look after the yard. That’s why we came up with tips for maintaining…

Tenants – How can You Save Money by Going Green?

We all know that reducing our energy and water consumption is great for the environment and it can also save you money.  Do you know how to save money by going green? If you are ready to make changes to lessen your impact on the world around you, here are just a few tips to get you started. Lights Turn…

Questions to Ask Before Renting a Property

Looking for a new home is often challenging, particularly if the rental market is tight and options are limited. Before renting a property what types of questions should Tenants ask themselves before making a final choice for their new home? Ask Before Renting a Property What type of neighborhood is the home located in? Is it a safe area? You’ll want…

How to Get Along with your Tenant

We’ve looked at how Tenants can get along with their Landlords, but what about the other side of this? As a Landlord, do you know how to get along with your Tenant? What can you do to make sure your Tenant is happy and content in your rental property? Get along with your Tenant Once you and your tenant have completed…

RTA Part 5 – Rent Increases

For our final installment of the 5 key sections of the Residential Tenancy Act, we’ll take a look rent increases. How often can rent be increased? How much can rent increases be increased by? How much notice does the Landlord have to provide the Tenant before they increase the rent? Rent increases A Landlord may only increase your rent once per…

RTA Part 4 – Rental Security Deposits

In RTA Part 3 we talked about move-in and move-out condition inspections.  Today we’ll take a more detailed look at rental security deposits. How much can be charged? How many rental security deposits can be required? What can deposits be used for? Is a Tenant entitled to interest on their deposit? Rental security deposits A Landlord may collect a Security…

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