Serving A Notice To End A Tenancy

Part 4: Notice to End Tenancy Series We’ve looked at the different types of Notice to End Tenancy that a Landlord can use. Properly Serving a Notice is as important as the notice. Keep in mind, the method of delivery is important for determining when the notice is deemed received by the Tenant, which can also affect the effective date (in the case of a 10 Day Notice). 3 ways to serve a notice In Person. If you physically hand the Notice to the tenant, or an adult person who appears to reside at the rental property, it is deemed delivered to the…

Two Month Notice to End Tenancy For Landlord Use

Part 3: Notice to End Tenancy Series Did you know a Landlord can end a tenancy by giving the Tenant two months notice to end Tenancy for Landlord use of the property? There’s only a handful of circumstances under which this can be done and as always, the Landlord should check with the Residential Tenancy Branch for details specific to their situation. When can a Landlord end Tenancy for Landlord use? The Landlord or a close family member of the Landlord (father, mother or child) is going to be moving into the rental property. This also applies to an individual (or their close…

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…

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 to Get Along with your Landlord or Property Manager

Sometimes it can feel like you butt heads with your Landlord, maybe repairs aren’t being done as quickly as you’d like, or they don’t call you back “fast enough”.  How can you get along with your landlord and foster a smooth relationship? Get along with your Landlord Here are some of the best ways to ensure you and your Landlord, or Property Manager, will get along: Pay the rent on time and in full. You agreed, when you entered into your Tenancy Agreement, to pay the rent on or before the first of each month, so make sure you do….

RTA Part 2 – A Landlords Right to Enter Your Rental Home

Previously, we looked at how to give proper notice to your Landlord that you are moving out. This posts focus is on a Landlord’s right to enter your rental home to inspect. Once you move into your rental home, you are entitled to peace and quiet enjoyment. That means the Landlord can’t just walk in unannounced, he can’t just “pop by” to make sure things are going okay and he can’t expect you to let him in without warning simply because he feels like checking the condition of the home. Rental entry conditions While the Landlord has a right to enter…

Tenant Emergency Tips – When is it Time to Call

If you’ve ever rented a home, an apartment or townhouse etc., you’ve probably had occasion to contact the Landlord or Property Manager when something goes wrong. There are those normal maintenance items, but what is considered a true emergency when you are renting a home? Read further for tenant emergency tips and the reasons to call your Property Manager or Landlord. Tenant’s – is that really an emergency? My kitchen light is burnt out! Well, first of all, Tenants are usually responsible for replacing light bulbs or fluorescent tubes when they burn out. So try that first. If the new bulb doesn’t work, check your breaker…

What to Expect From a Move-Out Inspection

You’ve been renting a place for a while now and the time has come to move out. What happens next? What does your Landlord expect from a move-out inspection when you vacate the property and how can you ensure you’ll get a full refund of your security deposit? Move-out inspection cleaning standards First off, clean the premises. Clean the floors, the walls, and the appliances (inside and out, under and around). Don’t forget to clean the windows, the window tracks, the bathrooms, and the cabinets (inside and out). Anything that can collect dirt or dust should be wiped down, washed and…

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