5 Things landlords should know

5 Things landlords should know

Since evicting a tenant ranks among landlords’ biggest concerns, these are the top 5 things eviction attorneys wish landlords knew about evictions: 1. Ownership rights outweigh occupation rights While there are procedures in place pertaining to residential evictions,...
A property investment fairy tale

A property investment fairy tale

Once upon a time there was a dreadful tenant… who are we kidding? This happens far more often than once upon a time! Allow the knight in shining armour, utility disconnection application, to change your non-paying tenant nightmare into a profitable investment...
Counting notice days

Counting notice days

Since there appears to be a fair amount of confusion regarding time and the counting of time – which is fundamental to proper implementation of a lease – we decided to re-post this article for your convenience. Whether it be notice periods for a letter of...
Who signs the lease?

Who signs the lease?

Who should the Landlord or Agent get to sign the lease agreement? When in doubt as far as signatures to a lease agreement are concerned, more is always more. The more people that are signatories to an agreement, the more people can be held liable for rental and...
To Refund . . . or Not?

To Refund . . . or Not?

Letting agents often get caught in the middle of landlord-tenant conflicts due to the manner in which the rental deposit is dealt with on termination of the lease agreement. According to the Rental Housing Act an exit-inspection is to be arranged within seven days...
The Quickest Eviction

The Quickest Eviction

Our property litigation department is approached on a daily basis by property owners who urgently require legal assistance with regards to problem-tenants, usually as a last resort. Property owners often attempt to resolve matters on their own accord or sometimes rely...