Tag: lease agreement

Avoiding Online Rental Scams

Avoiding Online Rental Scams: Tips for Landlords & Tenants

How to avoid online rental scams, including warning signs and tips to protect yourself.

/ June 2, 2015
10 Signs You Should Update Your Lease

10 Signs You Should Update Your Lease

How often should a landlord update the terms of their lease? Whether you have recently remodeled a unit or wish to adjust the lease length, here are 10 situations when you should review your rental contract.

/ May 12, 2015
The Costs of Renting: How Much Can You Afford?

The Real Cost of Renting: How Much Can You Afford?

The price of rent is only one of many costs you need to factor into your budget when choosing a property to rent. Here is a list of additional expenses to think about before you decide to move in.

/ April 7, 2015
The Best (and Worst) Ways to Accept Rent Payments

The Best (and Worst) Ways to Accept Rent Payments

The form of payment you accept as a landlord may seem like a small detail, but it’s a very important one. Here are the most common ways tenants pay rent, and the pros and cons of each payment method.

/ October 14, 2014
8 Pointers All Tenants Should Know to Protect Themselves

8 Pointers All Tenants Should Know to Protect Themselves

Here are some words of advice on how to protect yourself as a tenant during a residential tenancy, including reading the lease over, knowing landlord-tenant laws and keeping a paper trail.

/ August 12, 2014
Setting up a Secondary Suite in Your Basement

Setting up a Secondary Suite in Your Basement

Before you can lease out your basement to tenants, it must pass certain legal specifications to be deemed habitable, including fire and electrical safety, zoning by-laws, building codes and other municipal requirements.

/ July 31, 2014