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You Can Join the Ontario Landlords Association for a Low One-Time Registration Fee and Start Running Premium Credit Checks for Only $9.95/Check To Find Great Tenants.
With the current crisis going on it’s more important than ever for landlords to carefully screen your tenants. This always includes running a credit check to make sure your potential renters have a history of paying their bills.
When you join our landlord community you get multiple tools for you to succeed during good times and bad. For over a decade the Ontario Landlords Association has been helping small landlords succeed and getting our voice heard at last.
We also want to help tenants and want to have great communication between parties and a “win win” approach. The is why we have our Pay Your Rent Campaign where we encourage tenants to cooperate with their landlord.
Make Sure A Credit Check For $9.95 Is Part Of Your Screening Process
We were the first organization to promote credit checks for small landlords in Canada. We started this over a decade ago! Our partners are very reputable and you can run a check for only less than ten dollars!
There Are Lots Of Great Tenants Out There Looking For a Great Landlord
Make sure running a credit check is part of your screening. And only for $9.95/check!
My name is Laura and I post under my name on the Nova Scotia Landlords Forum. I’ve been active there for years to try to help other tenants and give some of my advice to help small landlords too.
These are crazy times for everyone.
And while tenants are suffering it’s also important to know your landlord might be suffering too. This pandemic is hurting everyone.
We Need To Stick Together
I used to own a house and we rented our basement out years ago and it really helped us cover our mortgage. When my husband died my children were grown so I decided to sell the house and rent.
Renting has a lot of advantages.
I don’t have to worry about any maintenance issues and my landlady has a service to cut the lawn and plow the snow. My landlord cover my utilities so she can get just one payment each month to keep things uncomplicated.
My landlady is a teacher and her husband has his own contracting company and they are terrific.
“Are You Going To Pay The Rent?”
When all this chaos started in March and the government said “tenants don’t have to pay rent” my landlady called me and asked me if I was going to pay the rent.
I told her “of course I will”. She was thankful and said if I needed a break just call her.
My Landlady Is Professional and Kind, And I Make Paying Rent A Priority
I’m in a pretty good situation where I don’t need to worry about buying food and my children are adults now. I know others might not be as safe as I am.
I’m going to pay the rent not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because I want to keep my excellent relationship with my landlady and know that if I don’t pay rent it could hurt her financially (and even lead to her selling this place).
Pay You Rent And If You Can’t Call Your Landlord
My landlady isn’t some big global corporation. She and her family invested and thanks to them I have a great place to stay at a great price.
Rent Strike Hits Small Landlords, Not The Corporate Landlords
-Not paying rent will just get rid of the small nice landlords who care about you.
-Not paying rent will not impact the big heartless corporations.
-The whole “rent strike” people are likely corporate landlords who want to get rid of small landlords who are their competition. At least that’s what I think.
Stay Home and Stay Safe!
I’m so happy to have a great rental with a great landlady. I feel safe and don’t ever want to move.
With Love And Wishing Everyone Stays Safe,
Landlords in our region are facing lots of challenges these days.
And while we want to discuss issues such as low rent increases the media continues to attack landlords.
After all, we are easy targets and easy for the media to define.
Another Landlord Is Trouble
According to a report on CBC News, landlord Lee Cowan of O’Leary says her rental unit has been trashed.
The landlady say when her tenants not only trashed her nice 3-bedroom property they moved out without proper notice….they didn’t even tell her!
What Damages Did The Tenants Do?
The landlady said the damages included:
– Appliances destroyed
– Basement was flooded and now smells horrible and has damaged the enter unit
– Cabinets have been ruined
– Drywall has been destroyed all over
Landlords and Facebook
Cowan has posted her story on Facebook and received a lot of positive replies.
Positive Replies and Support Are Not Enough
“I have gotten thousands of responses,” she said.
“To say thank you to these people is not a big enough word. I can’t think of a big enough word to say how many people have said, ‘We care.
We don’t know you but we care.’ They’re offering me all this support.
They’re kind, caring people. Maybe they’ll help change the system a bit, so this doesn’t happen to somebody else.”
But no financial support and no answers!
These types of terrible stories are becoming more and more common in our region.
We used to think “Oh, those bad tenants are only in Ontario or Quebec.”
Sadly that isn’t true now
As this story shows, landlords need to be careful who you rent to.
If you rent to the wrong tenants you could be out thousands of dollars.
You could be ruined financially?
What Can A Landlord Do To Avoid Bad Tenants?
Smart landlords will do proper tenant screening.
Cowan simply took the money and rented to these ‘tenants from hell.’
Being a landlord in 2013 requires more than just accepting month.
You need to do proper tenant screening, including credit checks.
Don’t be a landlord victim! Always do tenant credit checks and make sure you are renting to good tenants.