Posts Tagged ‘rent’
Smart Tenants Will Pay Rent & Cooperate With Your Landlord For a Win-Win Situation
Small landlords know the challenges tenants face. Because we faced them too! Many us were renters before.
We want to work with you to keep you renting from us.
Please know that just because we own a rental property, or rent out our basement, doesn’t mean we are rich. We aren’t.
Many of us are working class people who have decided to avoid the crazy stock market and buy a rental property to help us when we retire.
We need rent to be paid so we can also survive and want to cooperate with you to make sure we have a win-win relationship. We have to pay our mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance.
There are calls saying “Don’t Pay Rent” all over social media
We want to make sure tenants know good landlords want to work with you for all of us surviving.
We support tenants in need, but many of us are also on the financial edge!
To prove our support, thousands of landlords and this association are lobbying both the provincial and federal government to create a nation-wide “rent bank” that will help tenants in need get grants or low-cost loans to pay rent.
This will make sure there is no “landlord-tenant” conflicts or haggling and keep landlords in business and tenants safe in their rental homes.
Something similar to the Canada student loan system where people in temporary need get financial help from the government.
Landlords want to work with tenants (and tenant groups) to make this happen. And happen fast!
Avoid The “Don’t Pay Your Rent” Memes and Media
This isn’t a poor tenant vs. a rich evil landlord issue.
It’s a working class tenant facing challenges renting from a working class small landlord who is also facing challenges.
If you don’t pay rent (like so many are saying) it will lead to eventually being evicted with large debts, and your search for a new home will include no reference and bad credit.
Good Landlords and Good Tenants Working Together
Tenants make sure you pay your rent on time, or work it out with your landlord.
Short term easy answers like “don’t pay rent” will lead to unnecessary problems for tenants a few months from now.
These groups should be joining us to lobby for a nation-wide rent bank to truly help tenants instead of wanting to “stick it to the landlord” (which only lead to legal issues down the road). But it’s so sexy to be a revolutionary, right?
If you can’t pay rent work things out with your landlord who will give you a discount or deferred payments.
Paying Rent or Cooperating With Your Landlord On A Fair Payment Plan Is the Smart Move!
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.
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.
Is this just the beginning?
There could be a huge surge in investment as news gets out about rising rents in the city.
A report by the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) shows that rents for a typical 2-bedroom rental rose from around $600 per month in 2006 to over $1000 per month now.
This type of rent increase surely upsets local tenants.
On the other hand, it will certainly lure investors in other areas where rents are flat, such as what Manitoba landlords face.
House Prices Are Also Rising
It’s not just rents that are rising.
In a survey by Royal-LePage average prices have risen:
1. 2 story house
A typical 2 story house has risen in price to $393,500 which is a 2.5% increase already this year.
A standard condo is up by almost 1.5% so far in 2014. The average price is now $265,000.
Investors From All Over Canada Have Their Eyes on Saskatoon
Most Canada landlords are facing very high prices to enter the rental property market or buy more properties.
Relatively low prices, rising rents, and rising prices means there could be some big changes in our rental market in 2014.
October 21st, 2012
Is the Rent Really “Too Damn High” in Prince Albert?
Todd Osborne and his family have lived in Hamilton, Ontario since 2006.
He held a job in a warehouse and wants to return to Prince Albert. The problem is rents are high there.
Years before, he said he rented a place for only around $600 per month. Now rents rents are over $1600 per month! He might even want rent control.
Hamilton, Ontario tenant Osborne things that wages have not increased compared to the high rents.
What Does the Government Say?
The chair of the P.A. Housing Authority is named Fred Payton. Mr. Payton said the munipal housing committee was working on ideas to create more affordable housing.
Payton said the government has created a reasonable secondary suite policy for they city and has tried to put funds into social housing.
What Does the Mayor Say?
The Mayor is Jim Scarrow.
Mayor Scarrow explains that it’s not only his city which is struggling with affordable housing. Thanks to Saskatchewan’s boom there is a lot of immigration to the province.
If Todd Osborne Things the Rent is Too High Here, Then Why Even Come Here?
That’s a good question.