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Can I Rent my Apartment as a Short-Term Rental?

2020-12-18T15:52:34-05:00

December 18, 2020 by: Michael Conway The common practice in Ontario is that a residential lease begins with a term of one-year. While that can offer stability and certainty to renters, it can also make things difficult for people who need a place to stay for less than a year. Short-term rentals have emerged as a way for people to rent out their property that they are not using and give renters a more flexible option to suit how long they need to rent for. Websites like Airbnb and Vrbo have made that process incredibly easy for renters and people looking [...]

Can I Rent my Apartment as a Short-Term Rental?2020-12-18T15:52:34-05:00

Common Misconceptions in Residential Renting

2020-11-12T16:45:24-05:00

September 24, 2020 By: Michael Conway Individuals and businesses in Ontario are generally free to enter into contracts with each other. When you form a legal agreement with another party each party becomes legally required to perform certain things. There are some kinds of contracts though that the law in Ontario is concerned about. Where the law feels that if parties are left to their own devices, individuals would be forced into unfair agreements that would have an important impact on their lives, it enforces specific requirements for those contracts. A commonly known and understood example of this is the minimum [...]

Common Misconceptions in Residential Renting2020-11-12T16:45:24-05:00

My Tenant Did Not Show Up at the Start of the Lease – What Landlords Can Do

2020-11-12T15:31:18-05:00

August 31, 2020 By: Michael Conway The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the ways that individuals and businesses operate every day. As people learn to adapt to the “new normal” it is becoming important to address remnants of the old normal. A fairly common practice for landlords and prospective tenants is to sign lease agreements months before the lease actually becomes effective. This practice will likely cause upcoming problems. This practice is especially common among landlords who rent to students. Given that college and university students will often live elsewhere during the summer, signing the lease ahead of time lets them [...]

My Tenant Did Not Show Up at the Start of the Lease – What Landlords Can Do2020-11-12T15:31:18-05:00
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