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Review of The Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault

October 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Alberta Landlord Advice, Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault, Latest News

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Get Help from Experienced Alberta Landlords and Property Managers with The Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault

A Calgary landlord is calling for stronger protections for landlords after tenants trashed her house and destroyed her dreams of a financially stable retirement.

The recent CBC news story about has shocked landlords across Alberta. The landlady is Jennifer Leeming who is a single mom who owns a rental property in the Marlborough Park neighbourhood. Last November Leeming advertised her bright and spacious apartment and ended up renting to a young couple with four children.

Late Rent and “Working With The Tenants”

Pretty soon the tenants were becoming late on rent and the tenants said they were having some hard time financially. Leeming said she didn’t want to give the young family more financial pressure and tried to “work with them” rather than just trying to evict them. However, as the problems with getting rent continued Leeming decided to look closer at her tenants situation. She found their story didn’t add up.

Landlord is Out At Least $85,000 as Tenants Trashed the Property and Ran!

Leeming served 24 notice on the tenants and found a huge amount of damages to the rental. She then finally started the long eviction process and saw the damages getting worse as the court process slowly crept forward. By the time she got the right to evict the tenants she found they vanished…leaving behind a trashed rental property with damages over over $85,000.

The Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault – Protect Your Rental Business and Succeed

Unfortunately what happened to Jennifer Leeming is not the first time we’ve heard about big tenant problems in Alberta.

And while politicians complain about “landlords gouging tenants” the reality is it’s becoming very financially risky to own a rental these days. While there are lots of good tenants around, there are also those who will “use the system” and take advantage of kind hearted, hard-working small residential landlords.

In order to help landlords succeed the Alberta Landlords Association has created The Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault. It’s packed with information to help landlords with issues that we might face for only a one time fee to get it!

Questions include:

What are the best ways to prepare my rental to attract good tenants?

How can I convince the best tenants to rent from me over others?

Do I need to get any type of special insurance for my rental?

What are good potential renters really looking for these days? Is it a good idea to pay for a property manager?

How do you choose the best property manager?

Is it a good idea to hire a real estate agent to rent out my property?

How do you set the best rent to advertise?

How do you do expert market research on your local rental market?

Who ultimately decides how much the rent will be?

How do you pre-screen tenants to not waste time?

How do experienced landlords screen tenants who want to rent from you?

How do you set times to show your rental property?

Tenants keep cancelling appointments on me. How do you fix this?

Do you screen everyone who is going to move in?

Why is asking what renters are currently paying for rent important for me?

How do you avoid applicants who are just playing games and not serious?

How can I make sure the applicants say who they say they are?

Do you tell your potential renters how you are screening them?

What’s the best way to verify if they are working or not?

How do you go into in-depth checking of their employment information?

How do you screen self-employed applicants?

How do you screen tenants moving to Alberta from other provinces?

How important are personal references for Alberta landlords?

What do you do if the applicants refuses to give their current landlords information?

What do you do if an applicants refuses to provide their SIN number?

How do you run a credit check on a potential renter?

How do you read a credit check to determine if you should rent to them or not?

What do you do if their credit history shows late payments?

What do you do if the credit check shows a lot of debt?

What do you do if their is a collection on the renter’s credit report?

What types of credit scores do experienced Alberta landlords demand?

How do you choose the best tenants?

If you have two really good applicants, what is the criteria to choose one over the other?

What do you do if the applicants have no credit history?

How do you avoid renting from professional tenants?

How do you notify the person you want to rent to?

Are there any tips or strategies when telling your applicant you will rent to them?

How do you make sure the renters are clear on the rules from day 1 to avoid future problems?

What types of leases do you use?

What’s a period tenancy?

What’s a fixed term lease?

What’s better, a periodic tenancy or a fixed term lease?

What information should I include in my lease to protect myself?

Does the lease have to be in writing?

Can I require proof of insurance as a condition of the lease?

Is it okay to say no pets are allowed in the lease?

Can Alberta landlords change a pet fee?

What happens at the end of fixed term lease?

Can I charge a security deposit? How does that work in Alberta?

Can I charge a non-refundable pet fee and also charge a security deposit?

Can I deduct money from the security deposit for carpet cleaning, painting, and other damages?

If two tenants from my place and one moves out do I have to return half the security deposit?

Do you do an inspection when renters move out?

What happens if the tenant doesn’t show up for the move out inspection?

What do you do if your tenants don’t pay rent?

Can I end the tenancy if the renters don’t pay rent?

What do you do if the tenant breaks a rule in the lease?

What types of notices are available if your renters are breaking the rules of your lease?

What are the reasons I can use to evict a renter?

If the renters are damaging my rental what can I do?

If tenants are threatening me or other tenants in the building what can I do?

My renters are playing their music super loud so what can I do?

My renters are dealing drugs what can I do? W

hat do you do if your tenants are leaving garbage all over the place?

If the tenants refuse to leave at the end of the lease what do you do?

Can my tenants have lots of guests over at all times?

My renters want my contact information.

Do I have to provide it?

One group of tenants is complaining other tenants are noisy so what should I do?

I’m selling my property so do I have to tell my renters?

The buyer wants to keep the tenants so how do I handle this?

I live with my tenant and she argues with me about everything so what can I do?

How do you fix problems with tenants who live in your house with you?

Can I go to the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service for problems with renters living in my house?

How to you handle renters who want to sublet?

Can I refuse a tenant who wants to sublet my rental property?

How do you reply to a renter who wants to sublet?

My tenant says he wants to assign his apartment so what can I do?

What are legal grounds to refuse a sublet or assignment as I don’t feel comfortable with it?

My tenants did some repairs and now are charging me! Do I have to pay?

The new people I rented to brought in bedbugs so what can I do?

How do you give notice if you are going into the rental to do repairs?

How do you give notice to your tenants to enter the rental property?

Can a contractor enter the rental property without the landlord being present?

My tenant said she doesn’t have to pay rent while I’m doing repairs. Is this true?

How do landlords deal with tenants who are smoking or growing marijuana?

My tenants are fighting over their shared laundry do I have to get involved?

My renters go laid off and want to break the lease so what should I do? 

How do you deal with tenant vs. tenant issues?

Do I have to give my tenants who are moving a recommendation?

My renters got laid off and want to break the lease so what can I do?

My tenants wnat to change to lease agreement and say I have to, is this true?

The current rent check is NSF what should I do?

My tenants are rude and aggressive to me. I’m scared and wonder how I should deal with them?

I think I have “Tenants From Hell” and need help! What should I do?

And much more!

The Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault

Alberta landlords are good people.  We are important stake-holders in Alberta. We are key players in our provincial economy.

The current rules are often used by bad tenants against landlords and there are many examples of people losing tens of thousands of dollars. Make sure you are not one of them.

Make sure you are prepared for any problems that arise and make sure you are in Charge Of Your Rental Business with the Alberta Landlord Knowledge Vault!


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