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Landlord’s Nightmare? Tenants From Hell!

Landlord’s Nightmare? Tenants From Hell! It can happen to any of us and when it does you can hear all the naysayers: “I told you so”! They may not own rentals but they know somebody who knows somebody who did! As a new landlord you worry about such things and dread the time it may… Read More Landlord’s Nightmare? Tenants From Hell!

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Rental Insurance Claim Refund, My Ethical Dilemma! What Would You Do?

The work on my rental property, the one with the burst pipe back in December, is finally done and the insurance claim settled. It was more work than I expected (you can read all about it in Dealing with a rental insurance claim) but the insurance company is finally sending me my refund. Rental insurance claim refund,… Read More Rental Insurance Claim Refund, My Ethical Dilemma! What Would You Do?

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What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

Four years ago, I had a flooded basement in one of my rental units, some cooling system breakdown in the furnace room. It was my first time dealing with a house insurance claim. My only prior exposure to insurance claim was for my car a few years before. Somehow I forgot to check if anyone… Read More What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

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The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back

It was three days before New Year; I dragged myself to work because of some stupid year-end deadlines. I have been sick for the last five days (the entire holiday season) and would have loved to just stay home. My head is pounding and everything seems to require so much effort. All I have to do… Read More The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back

Money, Rental properties

Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Nice To Your Tenants

You probably read it somewhere before; Don’t be too nice to your tenants!. It is a business so treat it like one, be respectful and professional. You can be nice just don’t be too nice. Well here is one of my latest landlord story on why you shouldn’t be too nice to your tenants! December… Read More Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Nice To Your Tenants

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To Be A Landlord Or Not To Be?

To be a landlord or not to be? I always wanted to own rental properties but it looked a little scary.  Then several years ago, I decided it was time to make the jump. No point in talking about it if you are never going to do it . It wasn’t the best time for… Read More To Be A Landlord Or Not To Be?