6 Ways to Maximize Your Rental Income

Landlords who raise the rent for no reason get a bad reputation. Here are six ways you can maximize your rental income by giving real value to your tenants. MORE

The Branded Landlord, Part Two: Finding & Creating Your Brand

Three simple steps that will totally set you apart from other landlords, so you can find and keep the best tenants. MORE

Landlord Diaries: Finding the Perfect Tenant and Setting the Right Rent

Veteran landlord Nina Pak-Lui has a relaxed style when it comes to being a landlord. Her main focus? Trusting her gut and being smart about her costs. MORE

4 Tips to Collect Rent on Time (And Keep Your Cool)

Tired of playing ‘catch me if you can’ with tenants? Try an easier way to collect rent on time. MORE

The Branded Landlord, Part One: 3 Reasons You Need a Brand

Attract better tenants and get more rent by defining what makes your property special. MORE

How Millennials Rent and What They Really Care About

Millennials: to know them is to love them... and if you want to keep them as tenants, there are a few secrets you should know. MORE

Landlord Diaries: Lessons from a Newbie Landlord

First-time landlord Ryan breaks down the time and cost invested in his basement suite rental, and the surprising joy of being a landlord. MORE

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What Do Landlord Associations Actually Do for You?

Forget what you know about professional associations. Joining a landlord association could be the difference between success and failure in the property business. Between advocacy, education and major discounts, these are perks worth knowing about. MORE

Complete Guide to Cigarette Odor Removal

  When it comes to stale cigarette odor, even smokers find the smell of stale tobacco in a home offensive. If you are a landlord, it’s likely lowering your property value significantly. Most seasoned landlords or property managers experience cigarette odor related hassles at some point. Whether it’s a tenant complaining about neighbor’s secondhand smoke drifting into their suite, […] MORE

4 Tips to Better Communicate with Tenants

Get some Pendo power!  It shouldn’t be tough or displeasurable to communicate with your tenants. We’ve added a few updates to help you bump yourself to “expert level” in Pendo. Here are 4 new actions designed to help you: Customize your Email Signature Send Rental Application Forms – Fast! View Expiries & Vacancies at a Glance Access […] MORE

Top 5 Pendo Power Tricks

Most of us have found “easter eggs” (hidden stuff) in tech products, like secret features on our smartphones or a hidden level/cheat in a game. Similarly, there’s some lesser-known (but wickedly powerful) functionality in Pendo – designed to make your life easier and increase your overall productivity. Our team put together our “Top 5 list” of favourites, starting with #5. […] MORE

Pet Friendly Rentals Means Better Tenants

Pet-Friendly = Better Tenants

Most landlords have probably faced the ‘pets or no pets’ dilemma at some point during their time managing a rental property. Undoubtedly, ‘No Pets Allowed’ could be a dealbreaker for many potential tenants no matter how fantastic your rental space is. It’s a rather sensitive topic and it can definitely evoke strong emotions, both for and against. According to American […] MORE

pros and cons of short term rentals

Pros and Cons of Short-Term Rentals

While Pendo was initially designed to be used mainly by owners with long-term tenants (6 months to 1 year or more) we’ve heard feedback that it could be a helpful tool for short-term vacation rentals as well. While we’re evaluating how it could work for our platform, we’ve also done a little research into why people […] MORE

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Landlord’s Guide to an Easy Move-in / Move-out Process

The day your tenant moves out can be riddled with stress: that moment you find scratches in the hardwood, a hole in the wall or the water damage in the ceiling. If you’ve got another tenant lined up, you may need to do immediate repairs in a day, or less. There are a few simple steps […] MORE

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7 Frugal Tips to Save Money on Your Winter Bills

When it comes to winter, saving money is on everyone’s minds. You’re spending more time inside and that means more on electricity and heating. If your rental properties include utilities then this can take up a substantial portion of your budget and more importantly, your bottom line can really take a hit. We’ve all heard […] MORE

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Pros and Cons of Renting to Students

If you have a rental property near a university or college, consider yourself lucky. You have options open to you that other landlords with properties too far from campus do not have. You can rent to students. Some of you may worry at the thought of having students as tenants. But from my experience, both as a […] MORE

The Key to Attracting Quality Student Tenants

A great tenant may be hard to come by and sometimes even harder to attract a great student tenant. If your property is close to a college or university, you’ll have a dozens of students interested in your place. Often landlords avoid renting to students because of the stereotype student tenant: one who damages property […] MORE