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Want to know the best tenant screening tools in Canada. We compare the top three apps in this head-to-head to help you find a winner.

Looking for a tenant screening tool to help you manage your rental property? We look at the top 3 products in Canada to help you decide.

SingleKey June 2021 Rental Report For the month of June, 2021, the average cost to rent Canadian properties was $1,667 per month and a monthly increase of 3.15 %. Median rents were $ 1,500 per month in June, a 0%

SingleKey May 2021 Rental Report For the month of May 2021, the average residential rental rate in Canada was $1,615 per month, a monthly increase of 2.28%. Median rents were $1,500 per month in May, a 0.33% increase from last

tenant-red-flags

One of the key skills every landlord should know is noticing warning signals that could lead to troubles down the road. Let's find out what those red flags are and how to spot them!

short-term-vs-long-term-rental

Choosing whether to rent out your property for a few months at a time or a few years can make a big difference. Join us as we help landlords decide which is best for their property.

how to read a credit report for landlords

Learn how you can use SingleKey's credit and background check to learn more about your applicants and choose the right tenant.

how-to-find-better-tenants-landlord-tips-video

Get tenant tips from some of the leading landlord and real estate experts in Canada. SingleKey's founder talks about how to find better tenants and walks you through how to read a background check.

New ontario lease agreement templates

Since April 2018, a standard lease agreement template was available from the Ontario government for landlords across the province. When complete, the standard lease creates a contract between the landlord and tenant. It is also called a residential tenancy agreement.

best-rental-websites-canada

Nowadays, most tenants are looking online for rental options. It’s fast, easy to compare listings, and, in light of the current pandemic, socially-distant. As a landlord, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices you have

cost of evictions in Canada

Delinquent tenants are arguably the biggest risk a landlord faces when they decide to invest in rental property. While landlords try their best to screen for good tenants to keep their rental income secure, sometimes the unexpected can still happen.

landlord tips for rental tenant screening and finding good tenants

Finding good tenants could really save you a lot of headaches. Paid rent, no damage, complaints and  even more time for family and friends. It is always worth investing the extra time and effort to find a good tenant. Although

“It’s none of your business what my credit score is!!” How’s that for a start? Tenants that are soon to live in your property can come in all types : good, bad, really bad. This is why you should do

Bill 184 – How it affects landlords in Ontario?

Over the past few weeks, hundreds have taken to the streets of Toronto to protest against a new piece of provincial legislation, called the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act or Bill 184, that many experts fear will allow

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In Canada, several individuals and businesses are reeling from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent poll, a jaw-dropping 44% of Canadian residents report that either themselves or someone living in their households has lost a job. Alarmingly, an

tenant background check and verification services in Canada

As a landlord, you have positioned yourself in a vocation that has enabled you to secure a pretty stable income. Being a property owner certainly has its perks. In order to get the most out of your investment, it should

Tips and advice for first time landlords

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to rent that property of yours. As you’re most likely already aware, you’ve made a wise investment – one that is bound to bolster your income for years to come. But, before you pop the champagne,

Singlekey tenant landlord relationship

Welcome to the Single-Key Blog! We look forward to providing you with educational and entertaining reading experiences on a regular basis. Be sure to keep checking out our blog section as we will endeavour to give you timely updates about

How to make sure tenants pay rent on time? Here are tips on collecting rent

One of the most frustrating parts of holding the position of landlord is the mandatory task of collecting rent every month. The collection of rent is not only necessary in order for you to keep your job as a property

How to have great tenant relationships as a landlord

Being a landlord is not easy. Depending on the size of your property, you may be responsible for a lot of homes. And you know the old saying…“A man’s home is his castle”. Naturally, people put a great deal of

SingleKey Blog How To Find a place to rent

For one reason or the other, not all of us can start off our independent living situations as home owners. In fact, the majority of young Canadians become renters long before they buy their first houses or condos. Rooming with

the hardest part of being a landlord

A landlord’s work is never done. Or, at least, it seems that way to the majority of individuals who hold the title of landlord. While it is often heralded as a rewarding occupation (many people love owning various properties for

Evicting a delinquent tenant can be a stressful process. It doesn't have to be. Check out this blog post to learn how.

Being a landlord certainly has its benefits. Among the most obvious are the ability to earn a steady income through your investment property and the potential of making new friends through the people who rent your space. Owning and renting

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