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Saskatchewan Landlords And Tenants Working Together in 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

We Invite Saskatchewan Tenants To Join Us In An Important Conversation On How To Improve the Rental Industry

Experienced and successful Saskatchewan landlords know one of the keys to success is to find good paying tenants. While many people think all landlords are rich the reality is very different. We face real struggles to run our rental businesses and aren’t huge corporations with millions of dollars in the bank. We need to cover our mortgages and pay our bills and we know renting to a good tenant is vital. This is why we take tenant screening so seriously.

We also know good tenants are looking for good landlords. The reality is while there are lots of amazing landlords around there are also some who aren’t educated on their landlord rights and responsibilities. There are both good and bad landlords and good and bad tenants.

Good Saskatchewan landlords are looking to rent to good tenants and good Saskatchewan tenants want to rent from good landlords. So how about this? Let’s all work together as positive forces of good and improve the Saskatchewan rental industry!

Instead Of Confrontation & Blaming We Want Cooperation And Communication

We are inviting good Saskatchewan tenants to join us in the following ways:

Share Your Stories and Opinions With Us

Share your experiences renting in Saskatchewan and you can help other tenants, landlords and educate people and play a role in improving the Saskatchewan rental industry.

Become A Tenant Community Leader for the Saskatchewan Tenant Forum

We are looking for 5 experienced Saskatchewan tenants to help run our Tenant forum and make it as helpful as possible for other Saskatchewan tenants to learn from.  As Tenant Community Leader who will be able to invite other verified tenants to join our forum to help educate the community. The goal is to create a sophisticated place for tenants to chat with each other.

Provide Us With Your Ideas for Policy Changes

Do you think some things need to change in Manitoba? We invite you to share your policy ideas with us.

Saskatchewan Landlords and Tenants in our Saskatchewan Rental Community

Let’s work together in 2018 for our mutual success. Let’s improve the rental industry and play a role in forming new policies. We invite tenants to join our community. If you are interested please email us at tenantexperiences@groupmail.com by January 15, 2018. Make sure you let us know about you and your renting experience and how you want to help (please note only those accepted with receive a reply).

How Can Saskatchewan Landlords Succeed in 2018?

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Saskatchewan landlords success 2016 tenant screening credit checks

Be a Pro-Active Landlord To Rent to Great Tenants (and Avoid Renters Who Manipulate the System!)

The story from Serial squatter strikes again in Regina, stiffing another landlord was one every Saskatchewan landlord fears and hopes never happens to them. It was a story of a tenant who knows how to “manipulate the system” in order to rip off small residential landlords. You know, small family landlords like you.

The renter was actually a squatter who moved in and then refused to pay rent. He used the legal system to rip off 4 different residential landlords over a period of two years.

CBC Investigation

After the CBC did an investigation of this serial squatter who refused to pay rent he moved out and quickly rented another property from a Regina landlord.

How Can Renters Avoid Paying Rent?

Tricky renters know how to manipulate the system. This is how it worked for this bad tenant:

1. Landlord didn’t do proper checks and rented to this tenant

2. Once in the rental property he refused to pay rent

3. The landlord who didn’t get rent gave the tenant an eviction notice

4. Tenant appeals the eviction notice to the Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies

5. Renter loses the Appeal

6. Renter then appeals to the Court of Queen’s Bench

7. Renter loses this appeal (yet actually wins by delaying the eviction)

8. Renter goes to the Court of Appeal

9. Renter is denied

10 He finally moves out…without paying rent

Do you see how the system is easy to use to delay paying rent? If you rent to type of tenant you are vulnerable to the same type of tactics to avoid paying you a cent of rent!

These types of tenants exist and not only in Saskatchewan. Alberta landlords often face bad tenants who cost them thousands of dollars. The system is often abused by trick renters to rip off Ontario landlords.

And with prices so high (and their mortgage so high) BC landlords know renting to one bad person can destroy their finances.

How Can I Protect Myself From Bad Tenants?

While some groups want the government to do everything, successful and experienced landlords know you must rely on yourself.

Screen your tenants carefully, including a credit check, before renting to them. A credit check will not only show you their credit score, it will show you past addresses so you can go talk to former landlords to get the REAL STORY.

Even after this renter ripped off four landlords, he quickly found another. Do not be the next victim of a serial bad tenant.

Saskatchewan landlords success in 2018

We are real landlords and not bureaucrats taking a salary to “represent” you. Even if they copy our name and are worried about keeping their jobs.

Join us and start running credit checks to protect yourself, your family, your rental property and your wallet. Rent to good tenants and avoid the professional renters who manipulate the system.

Join our growing network of landlords across Canada who are working together for success.