03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Moving Across Town in London Ontario

Say you live in a London rental and are moving across town from the Airport neighbourhood to another rental in Bostwick. Because this is a cross-town move you may feel it will be easier than shifting to another city. But don’t be fooled. Many people underestimate the amount of effort required to make a cross-town […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Living in Ontario: What Makes a Location More Appealing

Some of us may not have the luxury of being able to choose where to live. Our choice of location may be dictated by jobs or the need to be near relatives, or other considerations. But if you are could choose your home town or city in Ontario, what are the main factors you should […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Feel at Home in Ontario after an Overseas Move

Perhaps you have recently moved to a city in Ontario – let us say Ottawa or Toronto – from overseas. Maybe you have already found somewhere to live and made progress on finding a job, enrolling the kids in school and sorting out healthcare for the family. These are some of the really big tasks […]

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25 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Is your landlord breaking the law in Ottawa?

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a city of more than 900,000 residents who have a great life.  With wonderful urban neighbourhoods, rural villages and dynamic suburban communities, Ottawa is also blessed with having one of Canada’s most highly educated and talented workforces. No wonder, then, that Ottawa rental properties attract much attention. As a […]

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23 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ways you’re violating your lease in Toronto

With Toronto ranked this year as the world’s fourth most liveable city, it’s no wonder that more people are looking for rentals in Toronto.  Do remember that when it comes to the lease for a Toronto rental, you need to review before you sign.  You might be tempted to skip over the turgid legal jargon, […]

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19 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

As rents rise, what can renters do in Ottawa?

With its robust economy, low crime rate, accessible medical care and wide range of amenities, Ottawa remains an attractive destination for renters in Ontario. As you might have noticed, though, the rental market has once again shifted in favour of landlords, and it’s not likely to change any time soon.  However, don’t despair – there […]

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22 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ontario Landlords: Month-To-Month Agreement or Fixed Term Lease?

If you are a landlord in one of the university towns and cities of Ontario such as Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, or London, what are the pros and cons of a month-to-month rental agreement as opposed to a fixed term lease of one or two years. Image Courtesy: MyTudut Let us look at the month-to-month rental agreement. […]

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09 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Finding a good rental tenant in Edmonton

When you are looking at renting your Edmonton rental listings, selecting a tenant is critical. The first meeting or telephone conversation with your prospective tenant is the beginning of the screening process and critical. If they are viewing the Edmonton rental property – are they on time? Are they smartly dressed? What kind of car […]

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06 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Rental Leases

A rental lease is key in any tenancy and this was confirmed by Chris Souster when I attended a session called “Ask the lawyer: Hot topics for landlords.” During the session there was a lot of questions about what happens when a fixed term lease ends, here are some possible scenarios: At the end of […]

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