Category Archives: Landlord Advice

Smoking in Apartment Rentals: The Debate Continues…

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The laws regarding smoking in apartment buildings across Canada are varied, but the fact remains that cigarette smoke can cause serious issues both for tenants and landlords alike. According to the website Smoke-Free Canada Housing, “Landlords have the legal right to designate specific apartment units or entire buildings as smoke-free, yet many landlords are unaware of this important fact. Landlords may legally include “no-smoking” clauses in all new tenancy agreements by banning smoking in individual units, including outdoor patios and balconies, or any areas of the residential property.” Smoking in Apartment Rentals: The Debate Continues… Read More

Real Estate Marketing Services RentSeeker.ca Offers

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Here at RentSeeker.ca, our Team is dedicated to providing Real Estate and Apartment Owners leading edge Marketing Services to showcase Properties on RentSeeker.ca and across the web. Real Estate Marketing Services RentSeeker.ca Offers Read More

Turn up the Heat on Practicing Safe Fire Etiquette in Your Rental Property

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According to the Ministry of Labour, the risk of fire is one of the greatest threats to health and safety, property and the delivery of essential services. Statistics from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reveal that annually, fires in residential units account for 70-80 per cent of Canadian fire deaths and 60-70 per cent of fire injuries. Turn up the Heat on Practicing Safe Fire Etiquette in Your Rental Property Read More

Get Noticed! How to Write the Perfect Apartment Rental AD

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When it comes to advertising your rental properties online, it is now easier than ever to promote your property and generate interest in your units available for rent and drive great qualified leads for your rentals and at a fraction of the cost of print ADs.
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Retaining Renters as Long Term Residents

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Rent Now, Retain Forever!

Retaining residents long-term is generally a pretty substantial goal of all property managers and landlords. Keeping your current roster of residents allows you to focus on issues like building maintenance and upgrades rather than having to incur costs on suite turnovers and pricey advertising campaigns. In fact, a 2011 SatisFacts study estimates that turnover costs a whopping $3,900 per unit. Among other things, this amount includes $1,200 in lost rental income, nearly $800 in concessions and more than $700 in maintenance. Retaining Renters as Long Term Residents Read More

Does Your Apartment Community Have Spirit?

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Looking for some fun, easy ways to boost community involvement in your apartment complex? We’ve talked to some of Canada’s leading residential landlords to come up with some ideas for creating dialogue and encouraging community spirit among apartment renters. Here are just a few ways to ensure that your residents are getting the most out of their rental experience at your property.
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Marketing & Renting Your Apartments using Word of Mouth Advertising

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When it comes to marketing your apartments for rent, generating an organic foundation of buzz is a key component to staying afloat in this digital age of social media. Word-of-mouth marketing is a powerful tool that is virtually limitless! Below are some examples of getting the ball rolling on your word-of-mouth campaign. Marketing & Renting Your Apartments using Word of Mouth Advertising Read More