November 3rd, 2013
Tenant Screening Including Tenant Credit Checks Is the Key For Success
Small residential Manitoba landlords are being treated unfairly.
You only need to look at the ridiculous allowable rent increase guideline for 2014 which is set at 2 percent.
Where’s the Media for Small Landlords?
The only story that received much media attention recently was about heating in large buildings.
Last month, Winnipeg City Council created fine system for landlords who fail to abide by minimum heat standards
It was a huge story on CBC news.
What Does This Have To Do With Small Landlords?
Most small landlords either :
1. Rent Out Their Basement
So of course they will keep on as they share the unit with their tenants
2. Own a Duplex or Triplex or Other Small Unit
They will certainly keep the heat on. Not only for their tenants but for the protection of their rental investment property.
No heat equals frozen pipes and potentially thousands of dollars in needed repairs to fix them.
Where Is the News About Tenants Who Cheat Landlords Out of Rent and Do Damages?
Sadly, the media usually avoids these stories, even though there are so many landlords with these challenges.
Where Is the News For All the Good Small Landlords in Manitoba?
It’s almost non-existent.
It’s politically correct to blame everything on the landlord.
Neither the media or the government will promote or protect small landlords.
Who Represents All the Good Small Landlords Out There?
We’re trying. Help us out.
It isn’t easy with the media against us.
And the old established corporate landlord groups very happy to cooperate with the government.
And who won’t dare really challenge the government policies against landlords.
What Can Landlords Do?
The key is to find good tenants and avoid the Manitoba system.
How Can I Find Good Tenants?
It’s important for landlords all over Manitoba to do proper tenant screening.
This includes tenant credit checks and tenant criminal checks.
How Can I Do a Tenant Credit Check?
Join the Manitoba Landlords Association and you have access to high quality and low cost tenant checks you can do from your own home or office computer in minutes.
Manitoba Landlords Don’t Rely On the Government For Help
Times have changed. The government is not looking out for you!
Tenant screening is the key for success.
Protect yourself. Protect your family.
Protect your rental business!
Join the MLA and start doing premium tenant screening.