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Tenant Screening: Make Sure You Get Calling References

July 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · tenant screening

It’s summer and the hot weather has finally arrived. The kids are out of school. You are planning your family vacation. Your thoughts are on your barbeque With so much on your plate it’s tough to prepare your schedule and get everything done. Oh, and you have rental properties to manage. In the summer landlords […]

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Advice To Landlords – How to Track Down Deadbeat Tenants Who Owe you Money

February 7th, 2013 · 8 Comments · tenant screening

  Landlords, How Can You Track Down Deadbeat Tenants Who Owe You Money? We’ve see a mountain of evidence of how bad tenants can create problems for landlords.  In Barrie, Ontario a landlord was actually bitten. Even amazing tenant screening isn’t always the answer. As all experienced landlords know, no matter how much you screen […]

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2013 Rent Increases for Canadian Landlords and Why Credit Checks Are More Important Than Ever

January 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Credit Checks, tenant screening

Why the 2013 Rent Increase Guidelines For Canadian Landlords Means You Need To Do Credit Checks and Great Tenant Screening It’s already the second week of 2013.  Have you thought about raising your rent yet?  Do you know most provinces have rent control.  This means you can only raise the rent as much as the […]

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Barrie Ontario Landlord Warns Others about Their Legal Problems

November 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · tenant screening

  There was a very heart-felt letter in a Barrie, Ontario newspaper. A Barrie landlord who is now living in British Columbia wants other Barrie landlords to know about her landlord legal problems and to make sure you hire a great property management company! There are lots of lessons to be learned from this letter.  […]

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A Credit Check Would Have Saved These Ontario Landlords! Nina Willis is Back!

September 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Ontario Landlords Association, tenant screening

September 1, 2012 Still don’t want to do credit checks as an Ontario Landlord? A credit check would have saved these Ontario landlords a fortune. The story continues, Nina Willis fails to pay rent again, violating court order Nina Willis has done it again. A nightmare tenant, Willis habitually fails to pay her rent, flouts […]

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Axe attack! Tenant Charged With Attempted Murder in Toronto

August 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Axe attack! Tenant Charged With Attempted Murder in Toronto · tenant screening

August 15th, 2012 Still thinking of not doing proper tenant screening? Still think credit, employment and criminal background checks aren’t worth the cost? A Toronto man is charged with attempted murder after a landlord was attacked with an axe Friday morning. Police were called to Dundas St. W. and Bloor St. W. just before 9 […]

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Tenant Evicted 6 Times: What Landlords Can Do to Avoid Trouble?

May 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tenant Evicted 6 Times: What Landlords Can Do to Avoid Trouble? · tenant screening

The Toronto Star has been following the story of a tenant who managed to rent properties despite having been previously evicted multiple times. Having a tenant from hell is not news to many landlords.  What’s significant about this story is the fact that it took the resources and skills of an investigative news reporter to […]

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A Credit Check Could Have Avoided This Nightmare!

May 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments · tenant from hell, tenant screening

Still think investing in property tenant screening tools and doing credit checks is a waste of money? If you do, check this out! Nina Willis seemed like the ideal tenant. She was well-spoken and tidy, posing as an employee for a cellphone company with offices in Toronto and Montreal. She came with glowing references. What […]

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The previous landlord reference (and other letters of recommendation)

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on The previous landlord reference (and other letters of recommendation) · tenant screening

  Screening: The Letter of recommendation from previous or current landlord When calling a previous landlord, there are several questions you can ask to help you get more information on the tenant.  Some landlords will answer questions over the phone, and some will require a fax and a signed release of information from the tenant. […]

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So How Do I Choose a Good Tenant?

February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on So How Do I Choose a Good Tenant? · tenant screening

  Let’s get back to the topic of finding a good tenant.  Otherwise known as the “Art of Tenant Screening.” So what is the secret?  There’s no “Master” living in the Mountains of Tibet to teach you how to be a perfect screener.  However, there are ways to learn the ropes and get more hits […]

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