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You are about to sell your rental complex and you want to get the apartment ready for market.  You call your real estate agent and they come over on an agreed-to date with their tape measure and camera at the ready.  Your agent starts measuring a few rooms, then gets the cell phone out to […]

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Most Landlords that I have had the pleasure of serving have been completely unaware that rents can be raised every year without the approval of the Landlord & Tenant Board. The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 gives this power to landlords through section 116. This provision allows for a rent increase after 90 days on proper […]

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There are two perceptions out there that I would like to address.  The first perception is that the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is fundamentally unfair towards landlords.  The second perception is that tenants can run roughshod over landlords despite written agreements. Is the RTA unfair?  This perception draws its roots in the belief that contractual […]

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How to be a Better Landlord: Part 1

Published on April 29, 2013 by in Landlord/Tenant

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In the first of a series of posts on this topic, I will address some of the things that I see regularly in the Landlord and Tenant Board.  These are just simple things that, if done, you are well on your way to manage the relationship that you have with your tenants. Have your Prospective Tenant […]

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