‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

It’s better to give than receive.

A friend of mine posted the following letter on Facebook last week. Please give it a quick read:

Toronto Laneway Housing

Christmas is the time for giving and sharing so this note is a nice reminder to all landlords. Sometimes a great relationship with a tenant is as important as the rent they pay. I often suggest to my landlords that they stop by to see their tenants at this time of year and perhaps give them a little gift.

I also recommend not increasing the rent every year by the allowable small percentage if the tenants have been good and have always paid their rent on time. A $25 increase in rent is likely going to affect them much more than it will you. It is another small gesture that can go a long way.

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