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Ontario Landlords Can Raise the Rent 0.8% in 2014

January 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Ontario Landlords Can Raise the Rent 0.8% in 2014 · 2014 Ontario Rent Increase Guideline, ontario landlords

  Yes, It’s That Low! And the Ontario Liberal Government Tries To Justify It! Landlords all over Ontario were faced with shock and awe when they picked up their Sunday newspaper last week. There is was. A rare story about the Ontario rental industry. Even more rare, the story was well-written with some very important […]

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Tenant Credit Checks and Tenant Criminal Checks

October 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Criminal Checks

  Landlords Across Canada Protect Yourself with Credit Checks and Criminal Checks Do you want to be a residential landlord? If you are currently a landlord do you want to continue? Are you doing okay? We’ve written before about some of the reasons why you should become a landlord. It seems like things are changing […]

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Ontario Landlords Association Member Goes To Small Claims Court Against Ex-Tenant

September 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment · Small Claims Court

  When Your Tenant Moves Out You Can’t Go To The Landlord and Tenant Board, You Have to Go to Small Claims Court There’s an excellent story on the Ontario Landlords Association homepage from a landlord who took his tenants to Small Claims Court. In Ontario, when a tenant moves out the landlord has to […]

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Ontario Landlords – The 2014 Rent Increase Guideline

June 22nd, 2013 · 6 Comments · 2014 Ontario Rent Increase Guideline

  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 […]

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Congratulations to the BC Landlords Association

May 24th, 2012 · 24 Comments · BC Landlords Association

All over Canada, small residential landlords are ignored or treated poorly by the government. Despite being important providers of low cost quality housing, we simply don’t band together, don’t have money to lobby, and are usually treated like red-headed step children by an alcoholic step-parent.  (I know that sounds horrible, but it gets the point […]

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The True TENANT FROM HELL!

May 7th, 2012 · 41 Comments · Bad tenants

The Ontario Landlords Association has a great editorial on yesterday’s Toronto Star report on Nina Willis, the “Tenant From Hell”. You can read the OLA story here. Here is the Toronto Star story for those who missed it along with my commentary: Nina Willis seemed like the ideal tenant. Key word here is “seemed” She […]

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Have you been Threatened, Cursed at, Property Damaged as a Small Landlord?

December 18th, 2011 · 3,650 Comments · Bad tenants

It seems so simple.  Here is the plan: You buy a high quality living space.   You paid for buying the place, you pay the taxes, you have the deed, you painted it, you added the washer and dryer,  you put down carpet, you even put some nice pretty flowers in the flower bed out […]

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Renting to tenants on welfare and it works (?)

November 26th, 2011 · 2,415 Comments · ontario landlords, ontario landlords association, Residential Tenancy Act (Ontario), welfare

  So what about renting to tenants on welfare? It’s a valid and often-asked question.  After all, tenants on welfare are guaranteed their money from the government as long as they qualify.  There’s no risk of lay-offs or firings in this era of a potential double-dip recession.  So why not!? There’s an excellent discussion about […]

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