Archive for the ‘Manitoba tenants’ Category
My name is Laura and I post under my name on the Manitoba Landlords Forum. I’ve been active there for years to try to help other tenants and give some of my advice to help small landlords too.
These are crazy times for everyone.
And while tenants are suffering it’s also important to know your landlord might be suffering too. This pandemic is hurting everyone.
We Need To Stick Together
I used to own a house and we rented our basement out years ago and it really helped us cover our mortgage. When my husband died my children were grown so I decided to sell the house and rent.
Renting has a lot of advantages.
I don’t have to worry about any maintenance issues and my landlady has a service to cut the lawn and plow the snow. My landlord cover my utilities so she can get just one payment each month to keep things uncomplicated.
My landlady is a teacher and her husband has his own contracting company and they are terrific.
“Are You Going To Pay The Rent?”
When all this chaos started in March and the government said “tenants don’t have to pay rent” my landlady called me and asked me if I was going to pay the rent.
I told her “of course I will”. She was thankful and said if I needed a break just call her.
My Landlady Is Professional and Kind, And I Make Paying Rent A Priority
I’m in a pretty good situation where I don’t need to worry about buying food and my children are adults now. I know others might not be as safe as I am.
I’m going to pay the rent not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because I want to keep my excellent relationship with my landlady and know that if I don’t pay rent it could hurt her financially (and even lead to her selling this place).
Pay You Rent And If You Can’t Call Your Landlord
My landlady isn’t some big global corporation. She and her family invested and thanks to them I have a great place to stay at a great price.
Rent Strike Hits Small Landlords, Not The Corporate Landlords
-Not paying rent will just get rid of the small nice landlords who care about you.
-Not paying rent will not impact the big heartless corporations.
-The whole “rent strike” people are likely corporate landlords who want to get rid of small landlords who are their competition. At least that’s what I think.
Stay Home and Stay Safe!
I’m so happy to have a great rental with a great landlady. I feel safe and don’t ever want to move.
With Love And Wishing Everyone Stays Safe,
We Invite Manitoba Tenants To Join Us In An Important Conversation On How To Improve the Manitoba Rental Industry
Experienced and successful Manitoba landlords know one of the keys to success to find good paying tenants. This is why we take tenant screening so seriously as we need to protect our investments.
We also know good tenants are looking for good landlords. The reality is while there are lots of amazing landlords there are also some who aren’t educated on their rights and responsibilities. Like in just about everything there are good and bad people in our rental industry. Sometimes tenants think we are all wealthy when we are not. Most tenants aren’t aware that landlords can only raise the rent a measly 1.3% in 2018.
Good Manitoba landlords are looking to rent to good tenants and good Manitoba tenants want to rent from good landlords. So how about this? Let’s all work together as positive forces of good and improve the Manitoba rental industry.
We are inviting good Manitoba tenants to join us in the following ways:
1. Share Your Stories and Opinions With Us
Share your experiences renting in Manitoba and you can help other tenants, landlords and educate people and play a role in improving the Manitoba rental industry.
2. Become A Tenant Community Leader for the Manitoba Tenant Forum
We are looking for 5 experienced Manitoba tenants to help run our Tenant forum and make it as helpful as possible for other Manitoba tenants to learn from. As Tenant Community Leader who will be able to invite other verified tenants to join our forum to help educate the community. The goal is to create a sophisticated place for tenants to chat with each other.
3. Provide Us With Your Ideas for Policy Changes
Do you think some things need to change in Manitoba? We invite you to share your policy ideas with us.
Manitoba Landlords and Tenants in our Manitoba Rental Community
Let’s work together in 2018 for our mutual success. Let’s improve the rental industry and play a role in forming new policies. We invite tenants to join our community. If you are interested please email us at email@example.com by January 15, 2018. Make sure you let us know about you and your renting experience and how you want to help (please note only those accepted with receive a reply).
Update on January 15, 2018
Thank you for the overwhelming response of Tenants across Manitoba! We now have filled the available positions for Manitoba Tenant Community leaders. Keep watching for our next recruitment drive!