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Being prepared is everything in business and being in the landlord business is no exception. Whether you’re managing your property yourself or hiring a property manager, knowing the rules, and having the proper documentation are the prime keys to success. The CRRA provides our Members with the necessary tools to navigate the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta – the rules that govern your and your tenants’ relationship -and describe your rights and responsibilities.
Why bother with tenant screening? Improper or a lack of tenant screening is often the cause of most tenancy issues. Your rental property is valuable – why would you not what to know who you’re renting to? Tenant screening can vary from confirming their employment to conducting a credit check, and our resources can help you figure out what you should be doing.
Now that you’re a landlord, how do you manage your rental business? Improving your business acumen can help you in determining many things, including what the rent should be and what processes you should implement for successful tenancies. The CRRA can show you the best business practices to help you make the best decisions for your business.
Collecting, holding, and returning the security deposit incorrectly is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a landlord. The CRRA’s resources can help you know and understand the rules surrounding security deposits so that you don’t end up paying the price later.
Inspections are a corner stone in the landlord’s business – they are important and, in some cases, required. Routine Inspections can help you avoid costly repairs and keep a keen eye on your properties. The CRRA is here to give you the knowledge about your rights and responsibilities for your property inspections.
A lease agreement puts the terms of your agreement with your tenant on paper, but it also protects you and your rental property. Having a comprehensive lease that you use correctly can help you avoid costly mistakes and hold your tenant accountable. But what can you put in a lease? The CRRA’s forms and resources can point you in the right direction
You may be a nice person, but are you being a good landlord? Are you fair, firm, and friendly but made it clear that you’re not your tenant’s friend? Setting expectations and boundaries can help you go from someone who allows bad tenant habits to form (like consistently late rent) to having a good rapport with your tenants
Do you know what to do when there’s a problem in your rental property? Not only should you have your own processes in place to handle the different issues that can come up, but you should also know what you’re required to do in those situations. The CRRA can help you better understand the steps and offer guidance through common tenancy and property problems.
An eviction is one way a tenancy can end, but how many more way are there? A tenancy ending is not always a difficult process and can be very amicable if you know your way through it. The CRRA offers educational courses and support to help you better understand how to end a tenancy properly.