Canada Landlords Association

About The Canada Landlords Association Website

“To promote and protect the private residential landlord !”

Welcome to the Canada Landlords Association Website

This website is provided by the Canada Landlords Association. It is a privately run, non-governmental on-line community, a portal for landlords involved in renting property – novice and experienced alike. We provide access to information, resources and suppliers of value to residential and commercial landlords, tenants, real estate agents, property managers and other property professionals.

Most of us – at some point in our lives – either rent or rent out property: as a student, a son or daughter’s student rent, maybe you rent a flat, an office or a shop. You could be renting out your own home whilst working away for a time, or maybe you’re becoming a property investor with a portfolio of properties and therefore a professional landlord?

What we Aim to Provide with our Website

A comprehensive online resource for landlords, tenants and property professionals, and for:

  • Those contemplating renting out for the first time.
  • Those renting holiday homes and student housing.
  • The small do-it-yourself private landlord with one or more residential or commercial properties.
  • The residential landlord wanting to try commercial
  • The business landlord with a portfolio of properties
  • The real estate agent involved in rentals and management
  • Residential and Commercial property tenants.
  • Landlords and Tenants of Long Leasehold (Commonhold) properties.
  • Other property professionals.

Our Mission

Our primary aim is to help new and experienced landlords alike to increase their income, their wealth and above all their peace of mind through successful property investment and management. A further consideration is the wealth of information we provide for Landlords, Tenants, Real Estate Agents and other property professionals.

Our Philosophy

Our “landlording” philosophy is one of honesty and integrity and we firmly believe, based on our own direct experience over many years, that a professional, customer oriented approach, based on study and hard work, can bring long-term wealth and prosperity to the landlord whilst providing a worthwhile service to tenants and the community.

The site is based on our own experience and the premise that successful “landlording” demands five things: (1) thorough market research, (2) careful and selective property investment, (3) a prudent approach to finance (4) knowledge of the rules (the law) and (5) sound property management practice using the best resources available. We aim to bring together an unrivalled body of knowledge, expertise and contacts on a jargon-free, gizmo-free, fast efficient site.

We are Working with Professionals

We work closely with various property professionals including:

  • solicitors
  • accountants
  • surveyors
  • estate agents and letting agents
  • professional bodies
  • advice agencies
  • local authorities
  • government agencies
  • universities
  • landlord associations
  • property related research establishments
  • suppliers of goods and services for “landlording”

Contributors to the Site

We are interested in contributions from Topic Experts.

Terms and Conditions of Use

These publications do not cover every case or issue, nor do they give an authoritative interpretation of the law; only a court can do that. Never rely totally on our standard answers and general content. Before taking action or not, always do your own specific research and seek appropriate professional advice with the full facts of the case and all documents to hand.

Sample forms, letters and agreements provided as downloads are for use at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about their suitability you should seek expert advice before using them.

This site makes absolutely no warranties or representations as to the suitability or fitness for purpose of any material provided.

All information provided applies primarily to British Columbia.

All information provided including specifications, details and prices is subject to change without notice.

We make every effort to ensure that information published is accurate and up-to-date but we cannot guarantee this. Laws and regulations change frequently, so it is likely that some information provided on such a large website could be out of date.

To the extent permitted by applicable laws we disclaim all warranties express or implied and all responsibility for inaccuracies, errors and omissions, information which is out of date, inadvertent illegality of content, or virus contamination on our web sites and through data transmission.

We will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or specific loss or damage caused through the use of this site by: breach of contract, negligence, defamation, infringement of copyright or intellectual property rights.

This is the case whether or not we have been notified of such loss, unless it is specifically covered in any operative contractual terms and conditions.

Our insurance articles are intended to provide general insurance information and guidance only. We do not give advice or recommendations on specific circumstances or products. Purchasers from our insurance associates should ensure that their properties are insured for their full replacement values, including the contents, and that they are covered for full landlord risks.

Our financial, taxation and investment articles are intended to provide general financial information only. We do not give advice or recommendations on specific circumstances or products. We urge you to consult an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) before making any important decisions about your finances. Any statement regarding financial services products and tax liability is based on legislation at the time the article is published.

The value of any tax benefits or reliefs referred to in our articles will depend upon your own individual circumstances and these amounts change frequently. You should always verify these values with original sources and/or consult a qualified accountant.

When investment performance is referred to you should always remember that past performance is no guarantee of future returns – the value of investments can fall as well as rise.

Where mortgages or secured loans are explained you should bear in mind that your property is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it. All mortgages are subject to underwriting status and are not available to people under the age of 18.

We disclaim responsibility for all content and activities of linked sites. We would advise users to read the privacy policies when using linked sites.

Nothing in our publications, websites and Forum is designed to create any direct professional relationship (adviser-client) between the site and its users.

By using our services you accept these terms and conditions and agree to indemnify this, its employees, agents, associates and partners against any breach by you of the terms of this notice. Further you agree to indemnify this site against any legal claim or demand brought by any third party (including all legal costs and expenses incurred) as a result of your use of this service.

Use of any of the products provided on our web sites implies a binding contract directly between you (the web site user client) and the respective associate / supplier.

Should any of the statements or terms and conditions in this disclaimer be determined illegal or unenforceable for any reason by a court of law then such statement, term or condition shall be deemed severable from this notice and the remaining statements, terms and conditions shall survive and remain in full force and continue to be effective, binding and enforceable.

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children and vulnerable people. Parents should at all times supervise the access and use of these services by children. It is your own responsibility to determine which services are appropriate for yourself or your children. Always use extreme caution when revealing personally identifiable information.

Gender references may use the “she” or “he” “his” or “hers” or “its” pronouns interchangeably throughout our publications.

No preference is given to either gender and of course laws apply equally to both.

Do not use these facilities and services unless you are willing to accept these terms and conditions in their entirety.

These terms may change from time to time.

Please also read our Privacy Policy which contains important information regarding your use of these services.
Terms & Conditions – use of discussion Forums

Using the discussion forums implies full agreement to the forum rules, these terms and conditions and our privacy policy. If you are not willing to agree and fully comply you should not under any circumstances use the Forums.

Forum Rules you agree to on Registration:

“Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the ‘I agree’ checkbox and press the ‘Register’ button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Although the administrators and moderators of the Forums will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Forums will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violation of any laws.

Terms & Conditions of Forum Use

By registering and using the Forums you agree to comply fully with the forum rules and not to post or encourage others to post any of the following: defamatory, libelous, illegal, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or objectionable material, rumours, unsubstantiated facts or hype either from or based on your own original sources, third party sources or from previously published material, unauthorised advertising or marketing material or spam infringement of another’s privacy, confidentiality or intellectual property rights, flooding the discussion forum, chain letters, computer viruses or any form of malicious software code, pyramid schemes or any other material or activity which may cause problems to us or to other users of the web site or forum

By submitting your contribution you grant the Forums a perpetual, royalty-free, right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute and exercise all copyright. If you do not want to grant these rights, please do not submit your contribution.

We will only republish posted material in context and will, whenever possible, contact you first, acknowledge and credit you as author, and act at all times with respect and appropriate discretion.

We will, using all reasonable discretion, remove without notice, alter or totally block information you would post on the forum where we feel we have good reason to do so, including for legal, presentation and space reasons, or when the information is out of date or offensive.

We do not have the time to routinely monitor or screen material on or relating to our web sites and discussion forum and therefore cannot accept liability for the material posted. Contributions made by visitors to the forum are not ours and are not routinely known to us unless they are brought to out attention.

If we receive what we feel is a reasonable and justifiable complaint about material posted we will remove the post promptly and may reveal the poster’s details to the complainant.

You warrant that material posted by you is your own original work and does not infringe any copyright or intellectual property rights.

You agree to indemnify this site against all legal fees, damages and other costs and expenses that may be incurred as a result of your breach of any of the terms of this notice.

We cannot commit ourselves to the time consuming task of searching for and removing, editing or updating any existing post or posts free of charge. Where a formal request is made to us there may be an administrative charge associated with this work.y related fields. We would like to hear from individuals or organizations with specific expertise in all aspects of letting and renting property

This website is not associated with the Provincial Government. It Is Run By Small Private Landlords To Help Other Small Private Landlords.

We want to avoid any potential confusion.  We are not exercising any functions for the province nor are we a part of the provincial government or have the authority to exercise any functions.

We are a group of small residential landlords who want to help other small landlords and give small residential landlords a “voice” and valuable tools and services to succeed.  And all for a low one-time registration fee that helps keeps us going.

We’re just like you: trying to find good tenants for our well kept rental properties.  We are all small residential landlords and by working together we can raise the bar on rental properties in our province which not only helps good landlords, but also helps all the good tenants out there.

Take a look and compare us with other groups out there, some only coming into existence after the success of our group became clear.  Compare our services and compare our fees.  We don’t get salaries, or trips across the country to attend meetings our conferences and we are too busy to spend a day playing golf.  We focus only on helping small private residential landlords like you!

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