Property Management Toronto

Tenant Screening: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

It’s a good time to be a landlord in Toronto, given the currently low vacancy rate. CMHC estimates that the vacancy rate for 2016 in the GTA will be 1.9% for purpose-built rental units, with a slightly lower vacancy rate in the city. With a low vacancy rate comes high demand for available rental units…

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Things You Should Maintain On Your Own

Taking care of your rental property can be time-consuming trying to stay on top of bill payments plus the ongoing burden of property upkeep and maintenance. Failing to keep up with property maintenance can lead to unnecessary expenses. However, such property expenses can be minimized with a well-managed regular maintenance plan. While there are many…

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Why It’s Important To Find The Best Tenant

Going to great lengths to find the right tenant can sound a bit daunting and very time consuming.  It means a lot of research and a somewhat extensive screening process.  Not to mention the walk-through and interview process as well.  It might seem like a lot of work to end up choosing just one tenant…

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Should You Ask Your Landlord? Part II

Welcome back to our blog about what to ask your landlord or property management company about when wanting to improve your rental home or apartment. If you have a great eye for style and decor, your landlord or property manager might be happy to see you put some equity into their investment property.  But more…

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Should You Ask Your Landlord?

Moving into a new rental home or apartment is an exciting time.  If you think of your new place as a blank canvas to decorate, then it’s even more exciting.  A rental property doesn’t have to feel like someone else’s property, you can make it into the place you can call home.  You can do…

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What Makes A Good Neighbour

Living in a multi-unit dwelling takes patience and understanding.  You’re sharing walls with people you don’t know, and their noise and existence can end up becoming your nuisance.  This is where patience and understanding comes in.  Being a good neighbour means coexisting with the people that live around you, which means understanding what their circumstances…

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What Your Landlord Or Property Manager Is Looking For

When looking for somewhere new to live, you can run into many speed bumps.  One rental property might be more money than you want to spend on rent, another might not accept pets, another property might accept pets, but not one of your size. The list goes on.  Because there are many roadblocks you could…

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Did You Know? Ontario Fire Code.

Because a lease agreement can have many stipulations and clauses, there are many things that can get passed over when you’re reading your rental agreement.  Even more complicated, is working to understand exactly what you’re required to do, what you’re allowed to do, and not allowed to do as a landlord.  For instance, all rental…

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Basic Landlord Responsibilities

The relationship between a landlord and their tenant can get a little tense if one or both parties are not doing their part to keep the property in good shape.  In many cases, it can be a simple fix or a change in processes.   Here at Bridgeway, we recommend that our landlords take control…

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The Most Important Things Your Investment Property Needs Part II

Welcome back, in one of our March blogs we discussed the importance that marketing and dedication plays in the success of your rental property.  Getting your property noticed is huge for attracting good tenants, and dedication is vital for keeping good tenants.  And while those two aspects play an integral role in the success of your rental, there…

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