One Month Notice to End Tenancy For Cause

Part 2: Notice to End Tenancy Series As a Landlord, what recourse do you have if your Tenant isn’t really holding up their end of the bargain?  Under a few specific circumstances, you can end the tenancy by giving the Tenant a One Month Notice to End the Tenancy For Cause. 7 reasons that qualify as a Cause to issue a One Month Notice Repeated late payment of rent (the Residential Tenancy Office defines this as at least 3 times, and it should be over a relatively short period of time, for example 3 times in 6 months) Illegal activity that has or…

10 Day Notice to End Tenancy For Unpaid Rent or Utilities

Part 1: Notice to End Tenancy Series When the tenant hasn’t paid the rent (or utilities) on the day it’s due (usually the first of each month), Landlord’s may consider issuing a 10 Day Notice to End Tenancy for Unpaid Rent or Utilities. The form is available online at the Residential Tenancy Branch website. 10 Day Notice to End Tenancy For Unpaid Rent form #RTB-30 here. Delivery effective date The day you are delivering or sending the notice is not counted, so if you issue a 10 Day Notice on the 2nd of the month, the ten day period actually commences…

5 Common Mistakes Landlords Make

Are you a Landlord looking after your own rental property? If so, watch out for the following common mistakes Landlords make. Mistakes Landlords Make Incomplete or improper paperwork. Make sure you complete a Tenancy Agreement with your new tenants before they move in. This details all the important information relating to the property, the rent, security and/or pet deposits, as well as who is responsible for what type of maintenance etc. If you have additional rules, make sure you attach a list of these as well so everyone knows what’s expected. Each tenant on the agreement, as well as the…

How Can A Landlord Terminate A Tenancy?

Occasionally a Landlord wants to take back possession of their rental unit or investment property. At times it’s to renovate, sometimes to move back in, and other times because the Tenant is not paying rent on time. In this series, we’ll take a look how a Landlord can terminate a Tenancy and the different types of Notices to End Tenancy that are available to Landlords, and under what circumstances each one can be used. Terminate a Tenancy The three main types of termination notices are: 10 Day Notice to End Tenancy for Unpaid Rent or Utilities 1 Month Notice to End Tenancy for Cause…

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 your yard. Lawn mowing watering (when allowed) fertilizing Weeded and watering flower beds shrubs No one likes a messy yard and it doesn’t reflect well on the home or on you if things are overgrown or dead. 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 off unnecessary lights. If you’re not in the room or there’s enough natural light, don’t use lights you don’t really need. You can further cut costs by using LED light bulbs.  Did you know that: LED lights use 75% less…

Make Your Investment Property More Cost Effective by Going Green

We often hear about commercial properties going green and the benefits to the property owner of doing so. But as a residential Landlord, what can you do to make your investment property more cost effective, energy efficient and better for the environment? Is it possible to make your investment property more cost effective by going green? Lighting. Did you know that LED lights use at least 75% less energy than regular bulbs? And while they may cost a little more, they last anywhere from 15 to 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and 3 times longer than CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamps),…

Why do Tenants Have to Provide so Much information on an Application?

When you’re trying to rent a home for yourself and your family, you’re usually asked to fill in an Application To Rent form. The information collected on the form is protected by privacy laws and can’t be used for anything other than its intended purpose which is to determine if you are a suitable tenant.  But why does the Landlord need all this information on an application? Information on an application CREDIT CHECKS. Providing the basics is just common sense – your name, birthdate and current address are used to obtain a current credit report. If you’ve got bad credit,…

Property Management Services for Landlords

By now you’ve reviewed our Summary of Landlord Services. But let’s take a little more detailed look at some of what Property Management services for Landlords are available – from RE/MAX of Nanaimo Property Management that is! Property Management services for Landlords ADVERTISING. Our website is a great resource for tenants looking for a new home. If a property is available for rent, it is on our website, complete with a detailed write up and current photos. This advertising will also be shared on Craigslist, Kijiji, UsedNanaimo and on the RE/MAX of Nanaimo insider page for internal groups with 100+ members. We…

What Happens When the Landlord Gives a Two Month Notice to End Tenancy?

Did you know that a Landlord can end a tenancy by giving the Tenant two month notice to end tenancy?  There are only a handful of circumstances under which this can be done and you should check with the Residential Tenancy Branch for details on that, but here’s what you should know. Two month notice to end tenancy The Landlord must give a Tenant two clear months notice. This means the Landlord can’t give a Tenant notice on January 15 requiring the Tenant to move out by March 15.  Instead, the notice would be effective March 31 – with February and…

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