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Should You Allow Your Tenants To Have Pets?

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As a landlord, deciding whether or not you will allow pets in your building is a big decision. There are definitely pros and cons to renting to people with pets, and ultimately whatever you choose has to be what's best for you and your business. If you decide to allow your tenants to have pets, limiting this to cats and dogs may be smart and you should have strict restrictions set out in the lease. Here are the pros and cons of renting to tenants with pets. Pets everywhere By allowing tenants to have pets you are opening up the
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Protect Yourself and Your Stuff With Tenant Insurance

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More people are opting to rent than ever before, but one thing that many renters fail to consider is the importance of tenant insurance. Tenant insurance is important because it will cover you in the event of any accidental damage or unforeseen circumstances. Here are some of the most common reasons why people don't have renters insurance, and why you really need it. Don't consider it A majority of the rental market is young people fresh out of school. Renter’s insurance is not advertised as much as it should be, and many people don’t know about it in the first place. Of
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Best Dog Breeds For Apartments

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Not every building is pet-friendly, but more landlords are beginning to accept dogs. Each dog breed is different and some are more fit to live in smaller spaces than others. If you're on a quest to find the perfect furry friend for your small space then look no further. Here are some of the best dog breeds for apartments. English Bulldog  Bulldogs are full of love and low on energy! These chubby companions are the perfect apartment dogs because they don't require a lot of space to run around and are more interested in lounging all day. Who could say no to
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How To Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Building

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The curb appeal of your building is very important. The outside and the surrounding area is what people will see and it is what people will notice first. If you drive past your building and aren't drawn to it, then you can't expect that prospective tenants will be either. Here are some things you can do to improve the curb appeal of your building and help attract new tenants. Entrances The entrance of your building will often be the focal point for people passing by. Check to make sure that the hardware on the door is working and up to
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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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