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Property Management Insights

Tips, resources and articles for owners to maximize rental success.

TENANTS BEWARE: Withholding Tax on Rent Paid Directly to Non-Resident Landlords

If you’re a renter in Canada paying rent directly to your landlord, do you know your landlord’s residency status?

What to Expect When Filling a Rental Vacancy

Whether you’re a new landlord or an experienced one, filling a tenant vacancy requires a lot of work and can oftentimes be a stressful process. Between listing your property, arranging showings, application screening and leasing, filling a vacancy takes both time and involvement. 


3 Ways a Property Manager Can Help You Find Tenants

No matter when or why you are looking for new tenants, a reliable property management company can be your greatest ally, providing valuable support to not only ensure your property gets rented, but that it stays occupied and continues to be well-maintained.


Should I Hire a Property Management Company?

Hiring a property manager can take the stress out of owning an income property and help you protect your investment. Learn about how property managers help landlords save money, reduce their workload and manage their properties more efficiently.


How Much Does Property Management Cost in Ottawa?

If you’re a rental property owner in Ottawa, you likely already understand the challenges of managing rental properties. Many property owners choose to leverage property management services. However, the question of property management pricing might be the crucial factor influencing your decision.


The Importance of Proactive Maintenance and Repairs

Every real estate investment property will experience some normal wear and tear, but it's important to keep it in top condition and prevent any major issues that could be detrimental to the property. In this article, we explore ways to protect your rental's value.


Setting the Right Price for Your Rental Property

The real estate market is constantly evolving, so it’s important to understand which factors affect your local rental market to stay up to date and ensure you have a sound rental strategy. Setting the right rent price for your investment property is key to helping you maintain profitability and secure cash flow. Taking the time to do your due diligence will help you ensure the financial success of your rental property. We’re looking at some of the key ways to price your property strategically, based on Ottawa’s rental market.


Renting Your Home During a Temporary Work Transfer

Many people find themselves needing to temporarily relocate for work — whether it’s for a short term assignment, government relocation, or military deployment. During this time, it’s common to rent out your primary residence to cover the costs of homeownership while you’re away.

Renting Out Your Primary Residence: Pros and Cons

When renting out any property, it’s common to have concerns about ensuring the rental process runs smoothly. Considering the implications of converting your primary residence into a rental property is important to help you determine whether it aligns with your financial goals and personal circumstances.


How To Fill Rental Vacancies Quickly

Tenant turnover is a busy period for any landlord, and long vacancies can lead to losses. We’ve compiled a list of our tips for an efficient transition, so you can minimize the vacancy period and keep your property generating rental income. 


How to Attract The Best Tenants to Your Rental Property

Having great tenants is key to a successful rental property. We show you how to find tenants for your rental, so that you can attract qualified leads for your rental property and maintain positive relationships with your tenants.


Short-Term Rental (STR) vs. Long-Term Rental (LTR)

With recent changes in STR regulations, many property owners are looking to transition from short-term rentals to long-term rentals. We've outlined some of the most important things to consider during the transition — from legal obligations, to lease agreements and navigating property maintenance.


Marketing Your Income Property for Maximum Results

Whether you’re looking to rent out your house or find new tenants for a rental property, knowing how to market it right will help you get it rented faster! Here are our tips for marketing your property.


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