Category Archives: Rentals

Thinking of investing? Ottawa is a GREAT place to be a landlord right now.

With low inventory across the city (we are down 27% in residential listings and 41% in condo listings), prices are shooting up. And because of new mortgage rules making it harder to borrow,  lot of prospective buyers, particularly first time … Continue reading

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Can a tenant be required to pay a landlord’s arrears of condo fees? You’ll be surprised by the answer!

A colleague at work showed me a form that one of her clients — a prospective tenant– had been asked to sign by a property management company. In it, the tenant agreed they could be required to pay the landlord’s … Continue reading

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My investment condo is now ready to rent! #TunneysPasture #Rental #Ottawa

This gorgeous, spacious (840 sq ft), two bedroom, two bath unit is a beauty! We finished the renovations yesterday and it’s ready for someone to move into right now! 50 Burnside is a pet-friendly, quiet, non-smoking building in a fantastic … Continue reading

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New standard form lease for Ontario renters

There is a new standard form lease that must be used by landlords in Ontario effective April 30. Here it is (in an editable format).

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Tips for renting your home!

If you have to rent your home, or have decided to buy and rent an investment property, it can be a bit daunting. Ontario laws are friendly to tenants; it can be hard to get rid of someone once they’ve … Continue reading

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How to find (and keep) a good tenant!

I’ve been blessed; the folks that rented my investment condo are absolutely terrific. But I hear horror stories about  landlords whose tenants are destructive, demanding, and either late paying rent or stop paying at all.  Ontario laws are heavily weighted … Continue reading

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Should I wait to sell until my tenant moves out?

I often get asked: should I wait to sell until my tenant moves out? In a word, yes, if you can, for example where the tenant has already given notice to vacate so that the property will be vacant soon. … Continue reading

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