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Tenants....Be ready this Holiday Season!

Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Happy 1st of December all. Summer is here and Christmas is right around the corner. This means you may have valuables, gifts, and other cherished items in your home. Holiday season is a favourite for burglars. If you are going away for Christmas or for a holiday, here is how to prepare before heading off on your seasons holiday. 1.  &...

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What are tenant benefits of having the property managed by an agent?

A property manager is the middleman between landlord and tenant. Without the [professional real estate guru] middleman, landlords and tenants deal directly with each other and when a friendly relationship is developed, it can surface communication difficulties in the renting arrangement when it comes to conflict. If you would like to know more on what the role of a property manager entails, fol...

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What does a good property management team do?

  Do you have one or more investment properties? Are you finding yourself short of time, or unsure of the legislative requirements? As you may have read from our last blog, do not wait to start your property manager search until you are desperate to find one. In today’s blog, I (a property manager myself) will be discussing the points of what property manager’s do, what to ex...

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When should you hire a property manager?

You should consider hiring a property manager (PM) if: 1. You have one or multiple properties Investment properties can be a handful to manage sometimes. When this is not your field of discipline, you should not manage more than 3 properties on your own without professional help. Don’t wait until you hit breaking point. You do not want to be desperately looking for help. Finding the ri...

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Who is responsible for Mould in a rental property?

  Owners, tenants, overall residents…Is everybody dry after the spring rain we are receiving? Well hold tight because we have the summer storm season ahead. Rain = Moisture. And Moisture = Mould. Do you currently have mould in your property? Do you know how to look for possible roof leaks? Are you and/or the tenants taking the relevant precautions in maintaining the property if s...

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Gutter maintenance in a rental property

When it comes to gutter cleaning maintenance of a rental property during a tenancy, the responsibility rests with the owner/landlord. Regular maintenance and cleaning, at last once a year, should be undertaken as part of general upkeep, to prevent expensive damages that can be caused from ignoring this task. Gutter cleaning is one of the most overlooked items of maintenance and it is easy to m...