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How to Handle a Tenant’s Bounced Check

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As a landlord rent collection can be hard, but it is the most important job you have. Post dated cheques are still one of the most common ways of paying rent and while you pray it won't happen, you will probably encounter at least one instance where a tenant's check has bounced. Here are ways to handle bounced checks and steps to take in order to prevent this from happening in the future.  Change Methods After you determine that the tenant’s cheque has bounced, you need to decide whether you will continue to accept cheques from this tenant. If you
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Forgo Renter’s Insurance At Your Own Risk

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Many renters don't bother with renter's insurance (aka tenant's insurance) even though their belongings are at the same risk of loss, theft or damage as someone who owns their own home. Renters may also be held liable in the event they cause inadvertent damage to other tenants' property, and they may face unexpected costs if their building is evacuated for some reason. Renter's insurance is designed to handle these types of risks. Accidents and disasters do happen, here are the reasons you should seriously consider getting renter's insurance. Is Your Property At Risk?  If you're a renter and you don't
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Make Your Apartment Easter Egg Hunt a Success

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Easter egg hunts are a popular Easter tradition but many people living in apartments think that they can't be done if they don't have a backyard. Living in an apartment shouldn’t stop you from having fun so here are a few things you can do to make sure your apartment easter egg hunt is a success! Make it challenging  Since you don't have ample space, the key to making the apartment egg hunt fun is to hide the eggs in places that are difficult to find. Being indoors gives you more places to hide the eggs and will ultimately make it
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Top 10 One Bedroom Rent Prices in Canada and the USA

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Rent prices vary from city to city, but the one thing that stays the same is that rent is expensive. Canada and the US's housing prices continue to climb and more and more people are choosing to rent. Unsurprisingly, Vancouver is the most expensive city to rent in within Canada and San Francisco is the most expensive in America. Here are the top 1o one bedroom rent prices in Canada and the US. Canada America
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Rewarding Technology Survey Results

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The results are in! In March we sent out a Rewarding Technology Survey to find out what type of rewards systems and home technologies people use for a chance to win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card! We received great responses and here they are.  We know how important rewards are and that's why RentMoola makes paying rent rewarding! go to rentmoola.com for more information.
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Prepare Your Building for Earth Hour

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Earth Hour will be taking place Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 pm and this year marks the 10th year anniversary of the initiative. Millions of people around the world will shut off their lights for an hour in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. As a property manager, you can encourage your tenants to take part in the event and make a commitment to help combat climate change! Here are some ways you can get involved. Promote the event You can display posters in your lobby and elevators detailing the time and date of Earth Hour. This will
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Plan the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Party

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St. Patrick's Day is almost here and that means it's time to start planning the ultimate St. Patty's Day Party! Get in the spirit of things with some traditional drinks, desserts, decor and games! To give you some inspiration here are some of the best things to add to your party! So go out, spread some luck and enjoy! Treats Fudge Who doesn’t love fudge?! This super easy 4 ingredient fudge is sure to get all your guests in a festive mood. Here’s the full recipe.   Leprechaun S'mores S'mores are always a hit, whether your audience is young or
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Ways to start saving in your 20’s

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Saving money is hard for everyone, but it seems much more difficult when you’re young and don’t have much to save. Your 20's is an important period of your life and it is prime time to start saving for your future. While it might be exhilarating, finding every possible excuse not to look at your bank account is no way to live. To help you build a secure financial future, here are some ways to start saving in your 20's.  Start a savings account You might already have a savings account, but you might not be taking advantage of it. Actually
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How to Handle Tenant Complaints

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As a property manager, you will undoubtedly receive tenant complaints. Being able to effectively handle tenant complaints and appease your tenants is an essential skill that every property manager should have. Successfully managing tenant concerns will help tenant retention and strengthen the relationships you have with your residents. Here are some of the most common complaints and how to handle them. Neighbours Tenants complaining about noisy neighbours is very common. When you're living in shared spaces with shared walls, you're likely to hear some noise every once and a while. If the problem seems to be an ongoing valid issue rather than
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5 Ways to Get to know your Neighbours

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It's no secret that people don't socialize with their neighbours the way they used to. While it used to be considered friendly to get to know the people around you, now thanks to Netflix, taking the initiative to get out and meet your neighbors is rare. In an apartment you’re already in tight quarters so why not make the most of it and meet some people. If you’re a little on the shy side, here are 5 tips for getting to know your neighbours. Utilize a common space If your building happens to have a common room, organize a get-together for
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