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Ontario Landlords – The 2014 Rent Increase Guideline

June 22nd, 2013 · 2014 Ontario Rent Increase Guideline

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How Much Can You Raise the Rent? Get Ready For the Shocking Answer

Usually on this blog we discuss ways to succeed as a landlord and how to overcome any challenge you may face.

Not so great tenants, mold, pets…even “Tenants from Hell”. These challenges exist and you can overcome them through planning and making intelligent and rational decisions.

One thing that is hard to overcome are bad government policies.

I was reading the Ontario Landlord Association website this afternoon to read their popular landlord and tenant forum.

When I went over I saw the homepage and my jaw dropped.

Here is the headline:

Question: How Much Can you Raise the Rent in 2014?

Answer: You can raise the rent 0.8% in 2014

Yes, that’s right. ZERO POINT EIGHT PERCENT.

Despite rises in taxes, gas, water, fees, and the cost of contractors Ontario landlords can only raise the rent a frigg’in measly ZERO POINT EIGHT PERCENT!

Thanks Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (not).

The government covers their behinds by saying the annual rent increase is unbiased and is simply based on the Consumer Price Index.

Except the increased costs things landlords have to pay for are not always on the Consumer Price Index!

If a landlord can’t even cover their costs of doing business from the rent, how can they stay in business?

Oh, that is if the tenants actually pay their rent.

The Problem With Rent Control In Ontario

The government believes capping down and clamping down on rents helps tenants.

Except it doesn’t.

Whether the government knows this or simply doesn’t care is another question.

So what, exactly, is wrong with rent control?

As any introductory economics textbook will explain, forcing prices to below-market levels causes a wide range of problems. This includes:

1.    Fewer new housing units being built

2.    Less maintenance on existing ones

3.    Landlords picking tenants not for their ability to pay rent, but instead based on anything from race or religion to personal connections to demands for key money.

Jason Childs is an associate professor of economics at the University of Regina. Childs makes clear rent control is not the best way to deal with the availability of affordable rental units.

“The short answer — not really,” said. He explained rent control legislation can be divided into two types — those that set a cap on rent and those that control rent increases gradually.

Regardless of the type, Childs argues rent control legislation doesn’t help the people it is supposed to help. He said in places with rent controls, there is a tendency for tenants to hold onto low-rental units even if their economic situation improves.

Childs uses the example of actress Faye Dunaway as an example of someone who lived in a rent-controlled apartment in New York City for several years before finally vacating.

“If you’re already in an apartment, you’re golden. If you’re trying to find one, you’re out of luck,” he said. “The distribution of the effects of this policy is really, strongly negative for younger folks and new arrivals. So, we’re going to be protecting established residents at (their) expense.”

Childs also argues rent control legislation would negatively affect the quantity of rental units. Developers would be faced with a disincentive through the introduction of uncertainty in terms of demand and the ability to make a profit in the rental market.

This is combined with a quality problem with rent-controlled units.

“Basically, if you control the rate at which I can increase the rent … (and) if I’m not making money at this, I’m going to let maintenance slide,” he explained.

The Ontario Rent Increase Guideline Harms Good Landlords and Good Tenants

The government’s desire to help “the little guy and gal” is a normal one. Many cheer on the working person when he or she is pitted against some of society’s archetypal villains: landlords, property developers and big corporations. But rent control is one of the worst ways to go about it.

A small rent increase guideline such as 0.8% forces a lot of good landlords out of the industry.

It also harms the chances of tenants finding a nice, well-maintained rental property It doesn’t matter if you are a Toronto Landlord, a GTA Landlord, a Hamilton Landlord, an Ottawa Landlord, a Barrie Landlord or anywhere else in Ontario, make your voice heard!

 

 

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Canada Landlords – How Can We Deal With Mold In Our Rental Property (Part 2)

June 1st, 2013 · Mold

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If your tenant informs you there is mold in your rental property, take it seriously!

In Part 1 we began explaining the dangers that mold can create.

Of course, being a landlord means you might face many different challenges. From threats of physical violence to political activists. Put mold high up on the list of challenges!

The best method of mold removal is preventing it mold growth in the first place. Once mold has taken hold, the safest and most effective mold removal method is to call a professional mold removal company.

Preventing mold from growing isn’t as difficult as you might think. There are only three things that mold needs to grow. If you eliminate any one of them, you can prevent mold from growing.

#1 It Needs Air

– Air is truly ubiquitous, so it goes without saying that this isn’t something you can control. You need air to survive just as much as mold does!

#2 It Needs Water

– Mold thrives in areas that are humid and have high moisture content – 50% or more is the danger zone. Mold can also grow in areas that have stagnant water, such as a flooded basement. Controlling this element is most within your control. To prevent the need for mold removal, dry spilled water immediately and keep areas that are prone to becoming damp well ventilated. For instance – try turning on the bathroom fan to eliminate the steam after a shower. If your home is prone to flooding, call in a professional restoration company to eliminate dampness before mold growth occurs.

#3 It Really Needs Food

– This can consist of any number of materials: cotton, leather, wood and paper, among others. Mold removal is most difficult when it grows on porous materials such as beds or couches. Since you’re sure to have some of these materials around, refrain from leaving them in wet, damp or musty areas. For instance, damp rags and cloths are a prime breeding ground for mold

For Ontario landlords to network and discuss mold and other issues please go to the Ontario Landlords Forum

For British Columbia landlords to network and discuss mold and other issues please go to the British Columbia Landlords Forum

For Alberta landlords to network and discuss mold and issues please go to the Alberta Landlords Forum

For Manitoba landlords to network and discuss mold and other issues please go to the Manitoba Landlords Forum

For Nova Scotia landlords to network and discuss mold and other issues please go to the Nova Scotia Landlord Forum

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Are You an Ontario Landlord Who Wants to Network, Learn, and Get Advice?

May 12th, 2013 · Ontario landlord forum, ontario landlords association

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Ontario Landlords have an amazing opportunity to network, learn, and get advice from the Ontario Landlords Association

We have received a lot of emails from landlords all over Canada looking for advice and commenting on our website posts.

Most of the emails have been from Ontario Landlords who are having tenant problems or want to make sure they avoid the tenants problems they always read about.

Landlords are scared after reading newspaper articles about ‘Tenants from Hell’ such as Nina Willis who according to the Toronto Star has left a trail of defeated landlords in her path. Or the landlords who faced landlord legal problems in Barrie, Ontario.

We recommend joining the Ontario Landlords Association.

Here are two emails we’ve received over the past few weeks.

Email from Reader #1:

“After so many tenant problems I jointed the Ontario Landlords Association (OLA) Membership makes everything SOOOOOOOOOOOO much easier…I wish I’d found it years ago …. access to resources, ability to do credit checks and tenant verification, discounts on insurance and other stuff, and smart people to ask questions of … best investment ever, especially as it’s a one time fee.”

Email from Reader #2, which is more like a testimonial and a “thank you” card.

“A wealthy member of my family past away and left me an inheritance and I figured a good play would be buying up some properties would be a great investment.  I bought several income properties and became a landlord in Barrie, Ontario.

I was right but I did not have the experience to match my ambition. I am so happy I found www.ontariolandlords.org

The OLA website gave me the tools to jump right in and start safely reaping the return on my investments and hard work.

With credit checks from Equifax for only $10 you can’t lose. There is so much more than just buy the property and fixing it up. You need complex and battle tested leases and applications . The OLA  truly gave me everything I needed o succeed.

For a newbie landlord they were a dream come true. The guidebooks laid the entire plan out with easy to understand content and easy to digest concepts.

For the $99 onetime fee for new members I feel like I got a huge deal. Most services online that claim they can do all this charge thousands of dollars. I know because I bought into a lot of the gimmicks. Thanks to the Ontario Landlords Association I was given the keys to success and the cutting edge in the ever changing market of real estate. I never write reviews but when the credit is due someone needs to give it. Thanks again!”

For Ontario landlords to network and discuss issues please go to the Ontario Landlords Forum

For British Columbia landlords to network and discuss issues please go to the British Columbia Landlords Forum

For Alberta landlords to network and discuss issues please go to the Alberta Landlords Forum

For Manitoba landlords to network and discuss issues please go to the Manitoba Landlords Forum

 

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Hawaii Leads the Way! It’s Time For a Pet Deposit to Benefit Ontario Landlords and Ontario Tenants

May 3rd, 2013 · Pets

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Proposed Pet Deposit Bill in Hawaii Benefits Both Landlords and Tenants – Ontario Should Follow Their Lead

It’s the same thing we hear from Ontario tenants all the time. If you have tried to find a pet-friendly property in Hawaii then you will know just how tough it is. They do pop up from time to time, but they disappear very quickly. This is why both landlords and tenants in Hawaii have their eyes firmly fixated on the Pet Deposit Bill.

This bill has just been introduced into both the Hawaii state Senate and the House of Representatives. The intention of this bill is to allow both landlords and tenants to be able to discuss a pet deposit.  This is similar to a standard security deposit but the idea is to cover pet damage costs. Therefore, if no damages occur from your pet, you will get the money back when you move out. As the law currently stands in Hawaii, it is illegal to be charged this deposit separately. This is different than most U.S. states and Canadian provinces except Ontario and Quebec.

This has nothing to do with ‘Tenants from Hell.” At the moment, studies have shown that landlords are very reluctant to making their property receptive of pets. This is because they have a number of financial concerns in place which means they feel as though they won’t be able to recoup their losses for pet-related problems. If this bill is introduced, then hopefully this financial concern will be eradicated. The bill is all about helping landlords and tenants, with a very positive approach compared to similar debates in places such as British Columbia.

Studies have shown that around 60% of households in Oahu have one pet. This means that there are far too many people out there unable to afford affordable housing for themselves and their pet, which means adoption rates are sky high.

At the moment, the standard practice in rental agreements is adding a bit of extra money on top each month if a resident has a pet. This is completely legal. However, the pet owner would not get any of this money back at the end if no damage is caused. They will with a pet deposit however.

At the moment, the bill is under fierce debate. However, it is believed that everything is going to go smoothly. Which means it will enter law on the 1st May 2013. However, it will not be active until November 1st 2013. Nobody has yet to challenge the bill, and it is unlikely they will do so.

If this bill is passed, then we will be likely to see affordable pet-friendly rental properties spring up around Oahu before the end of the year. Which of course is going to be for the benefit of everybody. Not only will tenants with pets be able to find somewhere to live, but landlords will also be able to rent properties without fear of pet damage.

To discuss this and other Ontario landlord issues go to the free Landlord Forum

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Canada Landlords – How Can We Deal With Mold In Our Rental Property? (Part 1)

April 2nd, 2013 · Mold

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If You Suspect Mold In Your Rental Property, Don’t Mess Around!

Landlords in Canada have to deal with a whole number of challenges.

From non-paying tenants, to violent tenants, to your house being trashed the list goes on and on. And now we come to another major threat: Mold!

Unfortunately the fact is mold can grow just about anywhere in your home. Places that are commonly exposed to moisture such as bathrooms, basements, attics and kitchens are more prone to developing mold than other areas of your home. Even worse mold isn’t selective it where it grows. Mold will make its home anywhere it can find the right conditions.

Mold can be dangerous.

The mother of actress Brittany Murphy, who died in 2009 of pneumonia, is saying that her daughter and her son-in-law passed away because of toxic mold in the couple’s home, according to new reports.

We are exposed to molds all the time, but some molds are more dangerous than others because they produce toxic substances called mycotoxins, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mold can occur in buildings when there is dampness from water incursion (like from leaking pipes or rainwater), the CDC reported.

Exposure to mold can lead to allergic reactions, asthma attacks and even pneumonia, although pneumonia as a result of mold exposure is rare, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Infections can also occur in people whose immune systems are weakened. Pneumonia is defined as lung inflammation caused by infection by an organism (such as a virus, bacteria or another kind of organism), HealthCentral reported.

The CDC reports that a condition called “hypersensitivity pneumonitis” is a possible complication of mold exposure. The condition might seem like pneumonia, but it can’t be cured by antibiotics, and its symptoms include cough, chills, fever, fatigue, muscle aches and shortness of breath. If a person is continually exposed to the mold, the damage caused by hypersensitivity pneumonitis can bring on scarring and permanent damage, according to the CDC.

Canada Landlords, mold is a very dangerous threat to your tenants and to your success as a landlord.  To discuss this and other issues go to the number one landlord forum in Canada.

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Ontario Landlords – The Tenant From Hell and Tenant Screening

March 16th, 2013 · ontario landlords association

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Ontario Landlords Are Watching as a Tenant from Hell, Nina Willis, Is Forced to Pay Landlord after Locking Him Out

Nina Willis, a tenant in Toronto has recently been branded as the ‘tenant from hell’.  We’ve read about her before.

Served with a number of eviction notices, she has recently been found guilty of changing the locks to the home that she rented, which ultimately blocked her landlord from entering the property that he owned. The trial was held on Friday, but Willis did not attend.

Adam Lawlor, Crown Prosecutor was quick to point out that Willis was not in attendance, and he highlighted that it was probably because she didn’t show any remorse. He then went on to say that she needed much more than a slap on the wrist. An example needed to be sent out there, a message which shows that there is no time for this type of behavior, and a message that would deter both her and other tenants from doing it in the future.  Wow, the landlord should have got help.

In court, Willis was convicted of obstructing her landlord’s right to enter the property, and a second conviction for changing a lock without asking the landlord’s permission. Rhonda Roffey, Justice of the Peace in the area ordered that Willis should pay a fine of $2,750 within six months. Wow, finally a result have so many Ontario Tenants misbehave.

The charges were brought before the court by the enforcement and investigations team at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. They started an investigation after Darius Vakili, the landlord, sent in a complaint. The penalties are not over for Willis yet, each of the convictions carries a fine of up to $25,000, but it has not yet been decided how much she would end up paying.

Recently, Willis caught the attention of ‘The Star’, a website famed for its investigative reporting in the area. This investigation looked into protections that tenants had from the Landlord and Tenant Board which effectively meant that they could stay in their properties without paying any rent. This investigation looked into how landlords have no way of looking into the past history of a tenant as this remains secret. The Star had its disposal a number of court documents dating back to 2005 which showed that she had been asked to leave at least six homes.

Vakili told the court that he had attempted to enter the property twice, once in May 2012 and the second in June 2012. At this point Willis had already been renting the property for one year. The first time Willis denied him access after a fierce confrontation. The second time that he tried to enter he found that the locks had been changed.

During one of his attempts in May he was actually granted access but was prevented from entering many parts of the home by a man who was not registered to live there. He said at this point the house was packed to the brim with furniture that in some cases was stacked up so high that it reached the ceiling. All of the locks had been changed, and in the case of the front door, wooden boards had been placed over the front to stop anybody from entering. Vaikil said he gave a written notice each time he wanted to enter the property.

Investigations have shown that this isn’t the first time for Willis. Many times she has moved into a home and stopped paying rent, or paying only a bit of what she owes. When she is faced with eviction she appeals to the tenant board, complaining about maintenance issues and harassment. She then attempts to stretch out the appeals process for as long as possible which allow her to effectively stay in the property rent free.

These aren’t the only charges that Willis is facing either. She was eventually evicted from this property in 2012. However, she is also facing a charge of issuing fraudulent checks and lying about her employment. These charges are brought by both the Vakili case and a previous landlord she rented from.

How Can You Avoid Tenants From Hell? It’s a Problem Across Canada!

The key is tenant screening. Landlord Vakili didn’t even do a credit check.

He could have avoided this nightmare by reading the Landlord Manual on Tenant Screening.

Successful landlords need to read this:

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Avoid renting to your Tenant From Hell with good tenant screening!

To Discuss This and Other Landlord Issues Go to the Number #1 Landlord Forum in Canada.

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Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

March 3rd, 2013 · Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

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New to the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board? Ontario Landlords – What Will You Do If You Rent To a Bad Tenant? Evict? Not So Fast!

If you become a landlord you should expect to deal with bad tenants at some point right? Of course. You know from other business experiences there’s always some bumps in the road on the path to success.

Very few landlords in Ontario realize the hoops that you need to jump through in order to get a tenant evicted in Ontario, even if they don’t pay their rent!

Did you know that the majority of landlords out there are actually renting to people who they believe have a good personality as opposed to credit-worthiness? Sure, these tenants may pay up-front for a while, but if you don’t know anything about their credit history then there is always the chance that they can go AWOL on you when you realize that they don’t have the funds to pay you.

Of course, the first thing that is going to pop to your head is undoubtedly the first thought that is going to pop into your head is to change those locks and make sure the tenant can’t get back into the property.

The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act is standing in your way here. Do that and you will be in line not only for a $25,000 fine, but being made to pay out a ton of compensation for those that have been locked out of their unit. Not fair right? Of course it isn’t.

So how can you get your tenant evicted? Well, you need to apply to the Landlord Tenant Board for an application for eviction.

Whilst the majority of ‘non-rent payers’ are evicted, in some cases you may lose simply because you did not provide sufficient evidence that the tenant should be evicted from their home.

The problem that many people are facing is that even if they believe that their case is completely water-tight, they still have to navigate a lot of paperwork before that point. In addition to that, you are going to have to pay a fee of $170, simply because your tenant is being difficult or simply not paying the money that they owe. Dealing with a tenant who wants to ‘fight back’ is even worse.

Many landlords with bad tenants are left asking: how do I manage this bad tenant problem and how can I evict the tenant?

As you can probably guess, it is important that you carry out numerous credit checks and get references before you bring a tenant into your property. The problem is even if you do all the relevant checks there is still a massive chance that you can end up with an undesirable tenant. You can read stories of this happening at the Ontario Landlord Forum.

Ask yourself: what happens if your tenant turns into a bit of a crazy person after they are in the property? Well, not only do you have to fear retaliation if you don’t keep up with their demands, but once again you are going to find it incredibly difficult to evict them.

Basically, you have invited a stranger into your home and they are going to be overtaking every single aspect of your life, including your wallet!

We will continue this discussion next week with information on the eviction process and how to best deal with the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

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Landlord Forums – Meet Other Landlords, Share Ideas, Tips and Advice To Make Your Rental Property Profitable

February 20th, 2013 · Ontario landlord forum

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Landlord Forums Are a Great Way To learn and Make Your Rental Property Profitable

Are you interested in investing in rental property? Have you already invested and have a property manager? Are you a landlord managing your own units?

Being a landlord can be a lonely business

There’s an old saying: no one likes a landlord. Let’s face it, even if you  own a single family home, a duplex, a triplex or rent out your basement apartment, you are called a landlord and lumped with those huge shoddy apartment buildings you see when you drive downtown.

It’s not fair. You invested in rental property because you saw an investment opportunity. You know that taking care of your tenants and maintaining your properties is a key to success.

Yet you are still called a “landlord” and it seems everyone remembers one bad landlord in their lives.

Being a landlord can be a tricky business

Being a landlord certainly isn’t easy. One bad tenant can take months to evict. A bad tenant can cost you thousands of dollars in damages. Unlike corporate landlords who have hundreds of units and have economies of scale  to avoid disaster with a bad tenant, you area a small landlord and you rely on the rent being paid every month on time.

How can a landlord gain an edge and get on the path for success? 

Information is power.

By networking with other landlords you will get over any feelings of loneliness. You will also gain important information, important contacts, and learn from others.

Ontario Landlords and the Ontario Landlord Forum

Let’s look at this case where a landlord lost thousands of dollars after renting to a Tenant From Hell.  After over one year and thousands of dollars lost, the landlord Darius Vikili finally managed to get an eviction.

The landlord was inexperienced. He didn’t do proper tenant screening and ended up with a bad tenant. Had he gone on the Ontario landlord forum prior to renting to this tenant he would have been advised to never hand over the key without credit checks, landlord references, and other screening techniques.

Alberta Landlords and the Alberta Landlords Forum

An Alberta landlord found her tenants turned her rental property into a huge dump, then vanished. When she tried to recover her losses she admitted to not doing a move-in inspection report. This meant she had no case. If she would have networked with other Alberta landlords she would have been informed to always get the inspection report done.

British Columbia Landlords and the British Columbia Landlords Forum

A British Columbia landlord was recently ordered to pay $15,000 to their tenant to build a ramp to assist her for accessibility in and out of her rental property. If the BC landlord would have joined the forum, experienced landlords would have provided advice to avoid such a large fine.

Work with others as a team for success

Whether you are in Ontario, Alberta, BC, or Manitoba landlord, or a Saskatchewan landlord or Nova Scotia landlord the same rules apply: Knowledge is power.

Join a landlord forum and become part of team for your landlord success!

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Ontario Landlords Association – Why We Become Landlords And How To Succeed!

February 12th, 2013 · ontario landlords association

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Ontario Landlords Association and other provincial high quality associations provide you with the tools for landlord success

I wrote last week on the topic of “I’m an Ontario Landlord – How Can I Become Successful and Make Money.”

It was a big hit because let’s face it, we get into this business not because it’s some enjoyable past-time (ha!)  We get into it to attempt to make money.  Our goals to make money as a landlord include:

1. I Want To Make My Money Work For Me

You put in your time working for money. Now it’s time for your money to work for you.

2. I Think the Stock Market Is Too Risky

Monday you watch the news and the stock market is up. Tuesday your stock broker calls you and says the market is down and you lost money. You don’t want to gamble in this casino and risk your money.

3. I Want Some Security For My Retirement

You don’t have a pension to rely on. Or your pension is very low. You want another source of income.

4. I Need Help to Pay The Mortgage On My House

You bought a house with a basement apartment. That will provide rental income to help you cover your mortgage.

5. I Am Retired Now And Have Savings and Time

You are now retired. You have the time and the energy to start another business project. And you don’t want to pay for a franchise.

After all, there are already enough Mr. Subs and Tim Hortons out there (if they are even available to buy in to!)

Being a Small Landlord Can Make You Financially Successful

We know the road can be rocky and there are lots of risks out there because not only is the Ontario Landlord System bad in Ontario, but there are lots of Tenants From Hell out there ready to use it and abuse landlords, especially small business landlords.

So how can those of us who want to make money with investment properties actually do it?

The keys are:

* education and knowledge of the big picture

*individual skills for each part of the landlord process

*proper landlord forms

*a strong network

This is why we believe it’s very beneficial for you to join the Ontario Landlords Association. For only a one-time fee, let’s look at how you can conquer each of the points above.

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE

The Ontario Landlord Association (and other provincial landlord associations such as the British Columbia Landlords Association, the Alberta Landlords Association, the Saskatchewan Landlords Association, the Manitoba Landlords Association and the Nova Scotia Landlords Association) offer you the tools and services you need to succeed.

Each offer you expert guidebooks on how to be a landlord in your province.

SKILLS FOR EACH PART OF THE LANDLORD PROCESS

The Ontario Landlords Association and the other provincial associations offer you manual for tenant screening, writing ads, and creating leases.

PROPER LANDLORD FORMS

Each of the landlord associations provides you will all the leases, applications, and notices you need to succeed.

STRONG NETWORK

Each of the above provincial landlord associations provide you with access to the business and most popular landlord forums in Canada.

So You Want To Be A Landlord? Yes You Can! Make Sure You Join a Great Landlords Group Such As the Ontario Landlords Association And Learn, Network, Learn Some More, and Take Action! To Discuss This And Other Landlord Topics Go To The Ontario Landlords Forum.

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I’m an Ontario Landlord – How Can I Become Successful and Make Money?

January 27th, 2013 · Ontario Landlords Forum

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You are an Ontario Landlord. You want to be successful.

But things aren’t going your way.

Let’s face it there are many challenges out there.

Do you fit any of these categories?

1. You are a new landlord and want to start off right. You are diligent, intelligent, and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.

2. You are a rookie landlord and have some tenants now. Things are are okay but you want to put the ‘pedal to the metal’ and become more successful and profitable with your rental property.

3. You are a vet landlord and after years of looking guidance think there’s really no where to go, as so much of what is out there is created by real estate agents or nasty paralegals looking to make money from you.

Finally, the solution is here for you. There are lots of great tenants out there. The solution to rescue you, or at least help you get the success you desire. Evicting bad tenants is a major pain in the butt. And evicting tenants isn’t easy!

Take a look at the Ontario Landlords Association Forum and what they offer:

Get the Tools And Services You Need To Succeed!  Join The Ontario Landlords Association

*Credit Checks –  Equifax credit checks for only $10/check from your home computer

*Premium Rental Kits – All the leases, applications, and notices you need to succeed

*Landlord Education – Landlord Guidebooks, Manuals on how to Screen Tenants, Advertise and more

*Networking – Private Members Forum with thousands of experienced landlord and professionals

*Discounts – Get great deals on insurance, property management software and more

*Make your Voice Heard – Recognized as the Voice of private residential landlords in Ontario

Here is one of their ads:

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Ontario Landlords membership with the Ontario Landlords Association is a pretty clear way to help you become successful as a landlord in Ontario!

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