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Rules for renting property to family
Renting out a property is a business and should be treated as such regardless of who the tenant is. Here’s how to put the right structures in place when renting to family.
Protecting yourself from identity theft
A current court case, dealing with a house that was sold fraudulently, has highlighted the risks of identity theft. Here’s what you need to know.
Rental agreements explained
It's vitally important that landlords and tenants have a clear understanding of the various clauses found in lease agreements. Failure to do so could result in trouble for both parties.
Can you terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Under what circumstances can a tenant terminate their tenancy without breaching their contract agreement?
How to avoid money drama with your roommate
Finances can quickly make things turn sour between you and your roommates if you don’t have a plan in place. Check out these helpful tips on how to divvy up the expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions for tenants
A list of topics to research so that you fully understand your rights and obligations as a tenant, before diving headfirst into a lease agreement.
Turning to social media for property advice is a BAD idea
Taking legal advice on property matters from someone on social media could end up costing you a heap of money if you act on the wrong advice.
Rental agents must earn their keep
While there are those who choose to rent out their own properties thus avoiding paying commission to an agent, there are some sound reasons why a good rental agent should be used.
How to cancel a residential lease
What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide?
Pets and a rental home
Here’s what can you do to ensure you and your animals remain on the good side of your landlord