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Landlords

How Tenantcube is Addressing the Canadian Housing Crisis

What led me - a landlord - to build Tenantcube, and how our product aims to contribute towards abating the Canadian housing crisis.
Andrews Moses
May 16, 2022
4 min read
Landlords

Landlord Fundamentals 101 - you bought a rental property, now what?!

All the fundamentals you need to know as a new landlord, guest authored by Nelda Schulte.
Nelda Schulte
May 9, 2022
6 min read
Tenantcube Update

Kayla Andrade is the new Tenantcube ambassador

We are thrilled to have Kayla on board our team, being the visionary and landlord advocate that she is.
Andrews Moses
April 6, 2022
1 min read
Landlords

The Importance of Tracking your Rental Expenses

Tracking your rental property expenses accurately is essential if you want to get maximum tax deductions from your rental property business.
Jaanu Surendran
March 30, 2022
4 min read
Landlords

Common Landlord Myths and Rookie Mistakes, According to Harry Fine

Harry Fine's comprehensive list of common landlord myths and misconceptions, as well as mistakes made by new landlords.
Jaanu Surendran
February 16, 2022
7 min read
Tenants

How Can Rent Payments Help Increase Your Credit Score?

Having good credit can help you secure loans, credit cards and apartment rentals. A relatively easy way to build or boost credit through your rent is to make your payments online through rent payment systems, which will then turn the information over to the credit bureaus.
Jaanu Surendran
February 15, 2022
2 min read
Landlords

Adopt Online Rent Collection, and get paid on time, everytime

The topic of rent is surprisingly overlooked due to the sensitivity and awkwardness surrounding money-oriented conversations. However, establishing the “how?” is almost as important as finalizing the “how much?”
Jaanu Surendran
January 27, 2022
3 min read
Landlords

A landlord’s journey to build an end-to-end property management platform

Discovering what matters most for independent landlords, and building an apt solution.
Andrews Moses
January 25, 2022
4 min read
Tenantcube Update

2021 Update: A Long Year of Resilience

It’s that time of the year again. When we all take a moment to look back, and just reflect.
Andrews Moses
December 31, 2021
4 min read
Tenantcube Update

When Our Startup Family Met in Person for the First Time

Our team meets for the first time, 2 years after our company was founded.
Jaanu Surendran
December 22, 2021
4 min read
Tenantcube Update

Tenantcube Raises $250,000 in Pre-seed Funding From Strategic Investors

Tenantcube raises pre-seed funding from strategic investors to expand operations.
Andrews Moses
December 9, 2021
2 min read
Maintenance

Why and When do You Need a Work Order Management System

Property owners and managers feel handling maintenance and repairs in rentals is fairly simple, until they actually start managing them.
Madhu Vijayakumar
November 25, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

How to Find Qualified Tenants Online

Finding potential renters online is easier these days with many online rental marketplaces. Read to understand all the ways you could explore, to find your perfect tenant.
Jaanu Surendran
November 22, 2021
5 min read
Tenants

How to Get Help with Moving Expenses

The less organized you are and the less you do yourself, the more your move will cost.
Jaanu Surendran
November 22, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

4 Critical Skills No One Tells Landlords They Need

Knowing how to communicate effectively is one of the critical skills for making your life as a landlord easier.
Andrews Moses
October 19, 2021
5 min read
Tenantcube Update

A Product Demo is More About Listening than Talking

Andrews shares some invaluable life lessons about building a product from scratch, and how to get there.
Andrews Moses
October 4, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

Evaluating Rental Homes for Investing Is Easy

Picking the right property means choosing something that will appreciate in value over time and allows you to profit from having tenants.
Andrews Moses
September 2, 2021
2 min read
Maintenance

Landlord or Tenant? How to Divide Maintenance Responsibilities

While laws and lease agreements exist to regulate landlord and tenant behavior, common sense and decency also go a long way in promoting a good, mutually beneficial relationship.
Jaanu Surendran
September 1, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company

Are you a landlord looking to make your life easier? Let's go through the pros and cons of using a property management company for your needs.
Andrews Moses
August 24, 2021
8 min read
Landlords

5 Great Ways to Attract More Rental Applications

How to make sure you receive enough rental applications from qualified prospects to help you select the right tenant. Tenantcube helps you to select the right tenant.
Jaanu Surendran
August 19, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

Easy Expense Tracking Methods for Landlords

Right from renovation to maintenance to emergency repairs, a lot of bills accumulate when you rent out a property. Learn how to track and manage these expenses.
Andrews Moses
August 13, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

5 Ways to Transform Your Rental Property Into a More Passive Investment

A few ways in which you could use technology to make your rental property a more passive investment.
Andrews Moses
August 2, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

List Your Property on all Leading Rental Sites Including Facebook Marketplace With One Click

How to list your property simultaneously on all leading rental websites.
Jaanu Surendran
June 28, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

What Makes Single-Family Rentals so Desirable - For Both Investors and Tenants

The demand for single family rentals is higher now than ever before, this begs the question. Are we looking at a future where paying rent for a lifetime becomes normal?
Jaanu Surendran
June 15, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

How to Politely Turn Down a Tenant

Why it’s important to communicate a tenant rejection and diplomatic ways of doing it.
Jaanu Surendran
June 2, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

How to be a Landlord That Your Tenants Love

Happier tenants are the easier tenants. Learn 5 useful ways to make the relationship between landlord and tenant a happy one from Tenantcube.
Jaanu Surendran
May 25, 2021
3 min read
Tenants

How Can I Pass a Rental Credit Check?

Landlords use credit reports to check more than your credit score. It is more of a background check to ensure the information provided in your application is accurate.
Madhu Vijayakumar
May 14, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

How to Interpret a Renter Credit Report

When reading a tenant credit report it is important to consider a few factors like missed payments, and other red flags that help you skip the tenant application.
Madhu Vijayakumar
May 11, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

How to Pre-screen Prospective Tenants

A seasoned landlord understands the importance of pre screening tenants. It takes time and a lot of effort to perform due diligence and find the right tenants.
Madhu Vijayakumar
May 4, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

Pros and Cons of Renting to Students

If a residential property is in what is called a “college town”, renting it to students may be the most lucrative way to profit from your student rental business.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 30, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

5 spring cleaning tasks for landlords

Spring is a good time of the year to evaluate your rental properties, and carry out necessary maintenance activities. Here are 5 tasks you can do in spring.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 27, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

How to Tell if Your Rental Investment Will be Profitable?

For many landlords, identifying and investing in a good investment property and for investment property owners, it is the next opportunity to grow their portfolio.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 23, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

Choosing a Proptech Solution to Manage Your Properties

Property management software has been around in the industry for quite a while now, though adoption among smaller property managers and landlords has been low.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 19, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

Benefits of Using Tenant Screening Services

Most tenant screening services offer their services online, where landlords can create a profile, enter information of an applicant and get a report in a few minutes.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 13, 2021
4 min read
Tenants

8 Things Landlords Look For in a Tenant

Good landlords take great care in selecting their tenants and may have a list of tangible and intangible requirements that they expect a prospective tenant to meet.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 8, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

Importance of Landlord-Tenant Relationships During Troubled Times

Tenantcube offers incredible tips to build a good relationship with tenants which also builds respect for the landlord and the property they rent.
Madhu Vijayakumar
April 5, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

Does Your Property Management Software Treat You Well?

Andrews has written about his experience with his first tenant and why he decided to build a property management software to help landlords like him.
Andrews Moses
March 30, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

Filling Rental Vacancies - Short Term or Long Term?

Tenantcube’s rental technology helps to attract, screen, & convert tenants digitally in a few simple steps.
Darren Shortt
March 23, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

6 Common Reasons for Tenant Evictions

Tenant eviction can be a taxing process and brings joy to no one. Learn from Tenantcube the things to keep in mind if you are thinking about eviction.
Madhu Vijayakumar
March 17, 2021
4 min read
Landlords

A Quick Guide to Choose the Right Property Manager

Choosing the right property manager for your rental properties is an important decision for property owners and landlords. Make sure you choose the right one.
Madhu Vijayakumar
March 11, 2021
3 min read
Tenants

Rules of Subletting

When a tenant adds someone else to the existing lease, in their place temporarily, it is called subletting. This subtenant pays rent until the actual tenant returns.
Madhu Vijayakumar
March 8, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

Ontario Lease Agreement 2021 [New]

Ontario Tenant Lease Agreement stands changed from 1st March 2021. Download the latest rental lease agreement for Ontario, here!
Madhu Vijayakumar
March 3, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

4 Reasons Why Landlords Should Adopt Online Rent Payment Methods

With more and more people getting used to online rent payment methods, it is soon becoming the norm. Landlords may need to catch up to the trend soon.
Madhu Vijayakumar
February 12, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

Questions to ask a potential tenant's landlord references.

The rental market has always been competitive so a high tenant turnover affects landlords’ profits and they try to find new tenants quickly to fill their property. Here are some potential questions to ask a tenant's references.
Madhu Vijayakumar
February 3, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

What Toronto's rental market crash means for the suburban landlords

Toronto’s rental market vacancy rate is currently at a 50-year high. What does this mean for landlords?
Madhu Vijayakumar
January 21, 2021
2 min read
Landlords

Verifying rental history of your prospective tenants

A rental history is simply a documentation of your previous tenancies, with addresses, landlord information and even rent payment record and eviction history.
Madhu Vijayakumar
January 11, 2021
3 min read
Landlords

4 tips to create an attractive property listing

Tenantcube provides a great way to create a rental property listing. With its simple interface and easy-to-use features, create an attractive listing in no time!
Madhu Vijayakumar
January 4, 2021
3 min read
Tenantcube Update

2020: Year in Review

2020 has been a challenging year for many. It was also Tenantcube's first year of inception. This is our startup journey swimming against the tides.
Andrews Moses
December 31, 2020
3 min read
Tenants

Why do you need tenant insurance?

Tenant insurance covers the cost of lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed contents of your home. They may be electronics, furniture, jewelry or clothing.
Madhu Vijayakumar
December 23, 2020
2 min read
Landlords

Collecting rent during the pandemic

Almost 80% of the landlords depend on their rental income as their means to make mortgage payments, taxes, insurance and general upkeep of the rental properties. Here are a few tips to collect rent payments during the pandemic.
Madhu Vijayakumar
November 22, 2020
2 min read
Landlords

The 5 Steps of Seamless Tenant Onboarding

Tenant onboarding is a key component of protecting your rental property. We are developing the right tools to deliver the best tenant onboarding experience.
Madhu Vijayakumar
October 15, 2020
5 min read
Tenantcube Update

Tenantcube Inc. Named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon

Tenantcube is a team of incredible talent, backed by Sequoia Capital’s Scout Initiative & Niagara Angel Network. We are excited to be named the 2020 Winner by TiEcon.
Madhu Vijayakumar
September 11, 2020
3 min read
Landlords

I built Tenantcube for me, a landlord

I realized that finding the right tenant for my rental property is one of the most important things if I ever wanted to be a successful landlord.
Andrews Moses
September 9, 2020
4 min read
Landlords

Why Tenant Experience Matters

A tenant's experience does not just begin after you hand them the keys to your property. It starts right from the point they make their first contact with you. Which is why it is important to make their whole process of renting your property effortless and simple.
Madhu Vijayakumar
September 3, 2020
2 min read
Tenants

Tenant Rental Experience Survey

We reached out to participants through the team’s professional networks, and here's what we learnt.
Madhu Vijayakumar
August 26, 2020
5 min read

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