Rent Guarantee

Protect your rental income against tenant default with a flexible solution combining rent guarantee insurance, legal assistance and damage protection.

Get 12 months of rent protection:


    Tenants stop paying their rent for plenty of reasons — job loss, relationship turmoil, health issues, cash flow problems, — and the list goes on. SingleKey’s Rent Guarantee acts as your safety net if your tenant doesn’t make rent. With our Rent Guarantee program landlords eliminate the significant risk and loss due to rent arrears, eviction costs and property damage.

    What’s Covered

    What does rent guarantee cover?

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    Guaranteed rental income for up to 12 months & CAD $60,000

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    Lease break protection for up to 60 days until you find a new tenant

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    Property damage protection up to $10,000

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    $1,500 coverage of eviction legal fees incurred

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    Parallegal team hired to handle eviction process if necessary 

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    Automatic rent collection via pre-authorized debit

    Why Do I Need Rent Guarantee?

    Because dealing with Delinquent Tenants
    can be very costly

    Landlords will lose an average of $12,000 when going through a tenant eviction.*

    In most provinces, it takes 4 months to evict a tenant.*

    Legal, court and bailiff fees for an eviction will add up to $1,250 on average.*


    What our clients are saying

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    Norman - Landlord

    Find the right tenants with SingleKey and clear your path for long-term rentals.

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    Joe - Landlord

    Recover rent, fix damages, and simplify evictions with SingleKey’s Rent Guarantee.

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    Raza - Landlord

    Scale your rental portfolio and ensure cash flow with SingleKey’s risk mitigation tools.


    Your peace of mind is just a few clicks away

    How Our Rent Guarantee Works


    Screen Your Tenants

    Invite your tenants to apply online and receive a detailed report including an Equifax credit check, income and employment history, criminal records, a social media scan and more.


    Guarantee Your Rent

    Upgrade to the Rent Guarantee program and say goodbye to dealing with missed payments, early termination, tenant evictions and legal fees.


    Enjoy Hassle-Free Renting

    We will collect your rent and be there every step of the way to ensure that your rent is always paid.

    How to place a claim

    Submit your claim

    With our quick and simple reimbursement process, you get paid within 15 days by filing your claim if your tenant misses their rent payment.


    Why Singlekey

    We protect your rental income
    from unreliable tenants

    Get reimbursed right away in case of non-payment of rent with no deductibles

    From single family rentals to 1000+ unit properties and everything in between

    When tenants break the lease, we will cover the rent for up to 60 days until you find a new tenant

    Who’s behind my coverage?

    Backed by Lloyd’s of London

    SingleKey is a participating member of a Protected Cell Captive insurance company that is 100% re-insured within the Lloyd’s Market, rated A+ by A.M. Best.


    Landlords are renting
    safely with SingleKey

    Dale Hughes
    Dale Hughes
    May 26, 2022.
    Excellent service from this company. The reports came quickly and a representative followed up to make sure I had all of the information that I was looking for. I highly recommend Singlekey’s background check.
    Amit Chakraborty
    Amit Chakraborty
    May 18, 2022.
    Really good experience in using the service. Obtaining the credit history was painless and even got the reference at the same time!
    J Wasney
    J Wasney
    April 10, 2022.
    I used Single key for a background check and it has helped me find higher quality, more financially stable tenants. I have been using Single Key's rent guarantee and automatic rent collection for almost a year now too. The tenants like it because they never have to worry about forgetting to pay the rent and as a landlord, it's really worth it because I never need to worry about nonpayment of rent. Humans can forget but Single Key does not! Peace of mind has a price. I haven't made a claim with them, my hope is that I never need to, but if I do, they will honor their rent guarantee program.
    don ost
    don ost
    March 29, 2022.
    Thank you for your great service. I experienced some problems with getting through but they were at my end. Your service people were great in assisting me with my difficulty. This is a great and necessary service for landlords in Ontario or any where. I have just got rid of a nightmare tenant who was a brother of a "friend" . Don't ever accept a tenant without a tenant check. A Single Key tenant check is A1 excellent. Thank you so much.


    Your Rent Guarantee Questions Answered

    The Rent Guarantee program includes:

    – Guaranteed Rental income for up to 12 months or $60,000 per lease
    – Damage protection from willful tenant damage up to $10,000 per lease
    – Legal Fees incurred during the eviction process covered up to $1,500
    – Automatic Rent Collection via PAD
    – 2 FREE Tenant Credit & Background Checks

    Since we collect the rent for you, we will know right away if the tenant hasn’t paid and we will take action to contact the tenant and collect the rent. If the tenant is unresponsive, we will continue to pay your rent for up to 12 months while working with our paralegal team to remove the delinquent tenant.

    In the case of negligent or wilful property damage by the tenant, please notify us within the next business day and we will be reimbursed up to $10,000 of damages if the tenant refuses to pay.

    To start the Rent Guarantee we need the following documents:

    1. Credit Report for each tenant – we can help with this

    2. Proof of income in the form of recent Paystubs, T4, Bank statement or Employment Letter

    3. Valid signed lease agreement

    We also recommend that the landlord performs a Pre‐Inspection report, including images of the property detailing the condition of the unit prior to tenant move‐in; as well as proof of property and liability insurance

    The good news is that we do not qualify tenants based solely on their credit score. To ensure affordability, we require that the rent cannot exceed 45% of tenant’s gross household-income.

    Yes, we can guarantee new and mid-lease tenants. For existing tenants, we simply require confirmation that the tenant has made their past rent payments on time.

    Ready to Guarantee your Rent?

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    The SingleKey Rent Guarantee coverage is provided by Lloyds Lloyds Crest Lloyds, rated A+ by A.M. Best. Coverage is offered in the form of a surety performance bond. SingleKey is a participating member of Protected Cell Captive insurance company that is one hundred percent reinsured within the Lloyd’s Market rated A+ by A.M. Best. 

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