Residential Property

Avoid Holiday Fires in Your Rental Property

The holiday season brings out the best in tenants and building owners alike, which is why it’s important to work together to reduce the risks of a holiday fire. Unfortunately, fires are more common this time of year, partly due to cooking holiday meals and décor choices.

How can you ensure your tenants stay safe? Here are our tips to avoid a holiday fire in your property.

3 Energy Saving Tips for Your Rental Property

As a property owner, you will likely feel a duty this winter to keep your tenants warm and happy. On the other hand, you probably also feel a responsibility to not waste energy. How do you save energy as a property owner, keep your utility costs low, and keep your tenants happy?

Preventing & Addressing Property Maintenance

From time to time, every property needs regular upkeep and repair. When important items are left unattended it'll begin to underperform and lose its functionality, leaving your tenants unhappy and dissatisfied. So how do you prevent maintenance problems in the first place?

How Often Can Landlords Perform Inspections?

Balancing your ability to inspect your property and your tenant’s right to privacy can be a challenging task. A smart landlord will do their best to abide by the law but to also make their tenant feel trusted and comfortable. We’ve become very familiar with Ontario laws and made it easy for landlords to best inspect their property.

Property Management Fees: What You Need to Know

When you’re looking for a property management firm to manage your investment, you may be curious about regulations and associated fees – specifically what they cover and the total costs. Take a look at our property management services and breakdown fees and see what works best for you.

Attracting Rental Property Leads Using Instagram

Many businesses have directed their marketing strategies to be compatible with highly visual experiences and have had great success using Instagram to draw more interest and customers. Property management is no exception. Here’s how to attract rental property leads using Instagram.

New Mortgage Rules: How They Affect Property Investors & The Rental Market

You may be unaware of the recently introduced and much stricter mortgage qualification rules. The Federal government has ordered these new rules in an attempt to begin stabilizing the Canadian real estate market and reduce the amount of debt Canadians (and our financial institutions) are burdened with.

5 Photography Tips to Improve Your Rental Listings

Taking high-quality images of a property has become a key aspect of property management. Few of us were born with a professional photographer’s eye, but a few tricks can make your photos and property stand out!

How to Efficiently Market Vacant Properties for Rent

Time is a precious resource in property management, especially when you have a vacant property on your hands. You want to make sure to market your properties as efficiently as you can, generating top-quality leads to fill the spot quickly. Here’s how…

Social Media as a Property Management Tool

Social media is more than just an app on your phone or a way to stay in touch with friends and family, it is a powerful business tool. Property management as an industry has been around for a long time. To be successful you can’t just adapt, you have to lead the way. Today, that means embracing social media as a property management tool.

Legalized Marijuana & Ontario Landlords

Many landlords are worried about the adverse effects this legislation may have on condo laws and rental units. Not only are landlords worried about their tenants smoking marijuana more frequently and openly, they are also worried about the possibility of tenants growing it in their homes. To navigate these changes, it is important to truly understand them.
 

Rental Property 101: Who’s Responsible for Snow Removal?

When winter arrives, it can come aggressively and unexpectedly. Winter weather is unpredictable and snowfall is often heavy. If you are renting a place you may feel relieved you don’t have to deal with shovelling snow or salting walkways to maintain your property. But are you sure your property management company is responsible for snow removal?

Employers Must Display Employment Standard Information

Employers Must Display Employment Standard Information

Many condominiums have employees, such as superintendents or cleaning staff. In order that all employers understand their obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, (ESA) and as important, that employees know their rights, all workspaces must conspicuously post an Employment Standards Poster.

Does a condo renter have more rights than an condo owner when it comes to pets?

The Residential and Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) is the governing legislation that applies to landlords and tenants in the province of Ontario.  It provides that “[a] provision in a tenancy agreement prohibiting the presence of animals in or about the residential complex is void.”, while at the same time, a landlord cannot prevent a tenant from having a pet.  Condominium Boards that find a tenant’s pet to be a nuisance can have that pet evicted.

The CEPM Difference

We continue to be a leader in the industry, by providing exemplary service to our customers, offering our employees unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional development, and to find new and innovative ways to maximize real estate values.