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Bad Tenant Screening? Get Ready To Go To Small Claims Court (And Have Problems)

September 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on Bad Tenant Screening? Get Ready To Go To Small Claims Court (And Have Problems) · Ontario Landlords Association

  If You Don’t Screen Your Tenants Well Get Ready For Small Claims Court Imagine this scenario. Your former tenants were terrific. They stayed a year and it was hassle free. You screened your tenants well and it paid off! 1. Rent was always paid on time. 2. The property was treated with care. 3. […]

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Tenant Arrested Two Times In One Night Fighting His Barrie Landlord

August 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Barrie landlord

Ever been in a fight? Maybe it was when you were in elementary school and someone wanted to steal your lunch money? Or did someone check you a little too hard on the hockey rink and it led to some pushing and shoving during your teenage years? A story at the Barrie Landlord blog is […]

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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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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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Begin to Learn the Art of Tenant Screening

November 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Begin to Learn the Art of Tenant Screening · Ontario Landlords Association, tenant screening, Uncategorized

You are now about to become a landlord. Congratulations! You put up your advertisment for your place on Kijiji and the local newspaper.  With a day or two you start getting some calls from people interested. Hey, this is easier than you thought right? You start meeting people, showing them around your property and then […]

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