Tenants are responsible for preventing excess moisture from accumulating in their unit which could lead to mold growth. This could include always turning on the fan in the bathroom or opening the window when showering to prevent possible mold growth. If the tenant notices any areas of prolonged moisture or mold starting to appear, they need to report it to the landlord immediately.
Tenants are responsible for treating the property with care, maintaining a reasonable level of cleanliness and not being abusive or neglectful. This includes:
1. Seasonal Maintenance:
Seasonal Maintenance Tasks Include:
2. Take Out Garbage: Take out the garbage on time and bring the bins back in when the garbage has been collected. In many towns, you can be fined if you put the garbage out too early or store your garbage and bins improperly. Visit your municipality’s website for more information.
3. Keep Common Areas Clean: In a shared accommodation, all tenants are equally responsible for keeping all common areas of the property clean. This could include sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and keeping the area free from garbage or debris.
4. Report Problems Immediately: One of the best ways that you can help with property maintenance is to report anything that seems like a problem immediately. Since you are living at the property on a day to day basis, you may be able to spot potential issues more quickly than your landlord. It is better for us to check out the situation and have it be a false alarm than to discover a problem a year later when it has become a major issue.
5. Perform Repairs: This could be risky, so you must always as permission before completing work on a rental property. If you don’t complete the work to a satisfactory standard you may be held responsible for additional repairs!
Here are some questions that we hear regularly from current and prospective tenants! Hopefully you are able to find the answers you are looking for right here! If not, we’re only a message away!
We try our very best to get this information for our tenants. If we aren’t sure, we will reach out to the home owner to let you know as quickly as possible. Visit the City of St. John’s website for more information about the cost of living in our beautiful area!
Most of our home owners have maintenance packages with us and allow us to handle any maintenance concerns with the property. Some home owners have their own maintenance people and some do the maintenance themselves. You’ll find out this information once you choose YOUR specific rental home!
Leases are required although they very in the length of their fixed term. Generally a one year lease is required however sometimes shorter periods are approved by the home owners!
Unfortunately, Security Deposit’s do NOT accrue interest. The legislation changed back in 2014.
Unfortunately, our ONLY method of refund is via Cheque.
If a tenant is unable to pay rent on the 01st of the month, please call us as soon as possible. Payment arrangement’s will ONLY be approved by the Home Owner. Unfortunately, an Eviction Notice will be served to those with an outstanding balance after the 06th of each month.
When something goes wrong in your rental unit, we’ll always be here to offer support and guidance. Sometimes the problem is simple and other times, more complicated. Here, we’ve compiled a list of common issues that require simple fixes! Take a look! You might just find the answer you’re looking for.
This is caused by the inside of the property being warmer than outside, therefore you need to moderate the level of heating in your property. Windows must be wiped down daily especially in the winter months when you have the heating on and its cold outside. Too much build up of moisture in the property will cause mould spores to form on the walls, ceilings and around windows. You must ventilate the room/s when you are showering/bathing etc. Affected areas can be wiped down regularly using a sponge and diluted bleach, very carefully. Review guide to understanding damp and mold.
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