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When you meet your potential landlord during the first viewing of the house, apartment or condo, make a good impression because a good impressions lasts forever. It is always the right thing to do to build a good relationship between you and the landlord right off the bat. Many of us assume, that dealing with landlords can be tense with the anticipation of them being strict and difficult to talk to. Especially, when it comes to the terms and conditions of moving in and moving out of the property. Also, they may have some specific demands when it comes to renting their property.

Whether looking to rent a condo in Vancouver or to rent a luxury home in West Vancouver, it is important to maintain a positive relationship with your landlord. You should always understand, that a landlord is held liable and responsible to ultimately whatever happens to the property. To most people owning their own home is a sense of accomplishment and pride. They want their tenants to feel the same way about their property and treat it with great care and respect so it is always best to build a good working rapport with your landlords. Sometimes, it is not the greatest experience you will have with every single rental but it will be important for every rental reference you collect in your future rentals. Most landlords want to assist you with repair problems that come up, because to ignore a repair problem often leads to much bigger expenses down the road for the owner. Don’t try to hide any repair issues as it is always best to deal with them immediately.

Click on this link to see 5 ways to maintain a great relationship with your landlord.

For example, if you have problems with leaking faucets, you can directly report it to the landlord and they may refer someone who can help you. That small leak when left unattended can become a nasty flood in no time at all. You may experience times that you have trouble with electrical wiring, plumbing issues, HVAC not functioning well, clogged drainage and etc. At the end of the day, it is the landlord who will help you.
You must trust your landlord and keep a friendly dialog so that they will help you with any and all of your rental issues. Don’t forget, all concerns that you have to the said rental, keep your landlord in the loop and well aware of what’s going on with their property. No one wants surprises and huge repair bills that could have been avoided with a simple phone call at the start of the problem. Conflicts only manifest when you show disrespect to the house itself and to the landlord.

Always be polite when you ask for assistance or when asking for support. Establishing a good relationship with your landlord will make your stay a comfortable and happy one.

As the premiere Property Managers on the North Shore, it is our number one priority to keep both the tenants and the owners happy in their relationship together.

Co-operation and patience between everyone is the key to success. 

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