Archive | December, 2011

31 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tenant Evictions: General Advice for Ontario Landlords

Eviction is an ugly word but in the case of really troublesome tenants a landlord may have no choice. However, before taking any action do check to make sure that you are within your rights. Landlords who comply properly with local landlord-tenant laws will avoid costly delays or mistakes and be more likely to succeed […]

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29 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Advice for Tenants in Toronto on How to End a Tenancy

If you need to end the tenancy on your Toronto rental apartment then the easiest option is simply to give the required amount of notice in writing to your landlord. A special form for ending a tenancy is available from the Landlord and Tenant Board: http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/csc/@ltb/@forms/documents/form/stel02_111572.pdf How much notice to give? In most cases, you […]

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27 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tips on Holiday Decoration Safety in Ottawa

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, be safe when decorating your Ottawa rental.  To ensure a joyous holiday in any rentals in Ottawa, do not leave candles unattended and always have adult supervision for children around candles.  Make sure your live Christmas tree has plenty of water – it’s a good idea to check […]

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23 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Running Credit Checks on Tenants for Toronto Rentals: Advice for Landlords

Every big city has its share of scamsters. As a Toronto landlord with apartments for rent you should take every precaution to avoid the ‘tenants from hell’ who might damage your Toronto property and make their escape without paying what is due. You can avoid unnecessary hassles and headaches by screening prospective tenants very carefully. […]

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23 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tips on Choosing the Right Neighbourhood in Toronto

Canada’s largest city is currently ranked as the world’s fourth most liveable city, so if you are looking for rentals in Toronto, you will have several great neighbourhoods to choose from.  Take the time to investigate neighbourhoods as you research Toronto rental properties.  Otherwise, if the area is not right for you, you are not […]

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22 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Low Cost Festive Decorations for your Ottawa Rental Apartment

  Being on a budget does not mean your rental apartment cannot look bright and cheerful over Christmas and New Year. There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to decorate your Ottawa home and it can be a lot of fun. Just get creative with natural greenery, spray paint and recycled materials,and perhaps adda […]

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19 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Storage Tips for Small Spaces in Ottawa

With the holiday season in full swing, do you despair of not having enough storage space in your Ottawa rental?  Are you fretting over what friends or family will say when they see your home?  Worry no more!  There are ways to transform even the tiniest of Ottawa apartments or houses for rent into a […]

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17 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Why Renters in Toronto Should Screen Potential Landlords

When landlords of Toronto rental properties screen tenants, they have access to bank accounts, credit ratings, employment details, rental history, etc.  This gives landlords an information advantage over their tenants.  Meanwhile, very few tenants insist on researching the background of a potential landlord.  In fact, many hesitate to even ask questions.  Since property owners are […]

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15 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tips on De-cluttering Your London Apartment

Apartments for rent in London frequently have limited living space, so for comfort and aesthetics, it is important to keep clutter to a minimum. This will make your apartment look better and feel larger, thanks to the space that has been opened up.  If you think this is an overwhelming task, guess again!  Besides, if […]

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13 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Improving Energy Efficiency in Oakville Rental Properties

Winter might officially begin on 21 December, but anyone in southern Ontario knows that cold weather does not pay attention to the calendar.  If you are a landlord of houses or apartments for rent in Oakville, this is the time to improve the energy efficiency of your properties before the severe weather sets in.  While […]

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