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Property Management  | Tenant Recruitment | Tenant Proof Screening Service 

Property Management

Let us field the phone calls on a Saturday night during the Leaf game or at 10am on a Wednesday during your important conference call.  Let us answer the question.  Let us use our trusted contractor list to get that furnace fixed in the middle of a deep freeze.  Let us fix the downspout, the uneven walkway, the broken window.  Let us arrange for the lawn to be cut and the snow to be ploughed and the flowers to be planted.  Let us pay the tenant deposit interest, compile tenant tax receipts and collect the rents. 

Imagine the time you’ll claim back in your life!  Most importantly, let us deal with the tenants and their issues.  First, see our home page to ensure you agree with our philosophy.  Once you know that we are on the same page, here’s how it works...  

Radar Property Management Inc. is paid a nominal monthly fee.  Fees are based on the type of dwelling and number of units.  For this fee:  

  • We answer tenant’s calls 24/7 and 365 days a year.
  • We collect the rents, monitor any NSF cheques and complete the necessary Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) paperwork to document these late payments.
  • We track your rent increases and issue the required RTA notification 90 days prior.
  • We disburse required annual deposit interest cheques to tenants on your behalf.
  • We give you access to our amazing maintenance team with super-skills at a fraction of the cost of other professionals in the industry. 
  • We provide you with a detailed monthly statement outlining any issues and expenses for the previous month.  Oh, and our fees may also be a deduction!  Consult with your tax professional.
  • We deduct any invoicing from the rents collected and deposit the rest of your money directly into your bank account or mail you a cheque.

Radar Property Management Inc. has a proven, reliable database of contractors and service providers who are committed to giving exceptional service for a fair price.  Radar Property Management Inc. charges a flat rate based on a percentage of the total cost of the job.  On smaller jobs, we charge by the hour.  Your approval in writing will be obtained before any large job commences.  For smaller jobs, we charge by the hour.

Our Property Management Rates as of  September 2016  are as follows (and are subject to change without notice).  Note:  properties may be subject to a fuel surcharge if they are out of our general service area:

  • Single Family Dwelling: $105.00 per month
  • Multi-unit Residential:
    • 2 - 5 Units:  $85.00 per unit/month
    • 6 – 20 Units: $75.00 per unit/month
  • Commercial Buildings: individually assessed
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Tenant Recruitment

Property Management and Tenant Recruitment go hand in hand.  As you saw on our home/philosophy page, we use the 99% - 1% rule and focus the majority of our energy on your greatest asset – the tenant.

What do we do that is so special?

  • Radar Property Management Inc. assesses your unit, makes recommendations based on your objectives and advertises the unit for you on our website, through other proven sites and in target market newspapers and other print ads as we deem necessary.  All calls are returned promptly and the crucial initial screening begins.
     
  • Radar Property Management Inc. schedules showings with those who pass our initial screening and they are met by a company representative to show the property.  It is at this time that they are “interviewed” for the “job” as “your tenant”.  All current tenants are given notice of each showing per the Residential Tenancies Act.
     
  • Radar Property Management Inc. provides a thorough rental & credit application and, once received completed, each successful candidate is thoroughly reference checked including previous landlords, employers and personal references.  A credit check is also conducted for each applicant and discussed with the prospective tenant if clarification is needed.
     
  • Radar Property Management Inc. provides tenants with a comprehensive one year lease based on the current Residential Tenancies Act, the last month deposit is collected in advance, first month’s rent is collected prior to move-in and, in cases where we also manage the property, a thorough move-in inspection and smoke alarm acknowledgement is completed with the tenant.  We provide the tenant with a copy of all documentation and keep the originals in our files.  Tenants are given the required RTA issued "Information for New Tenants".

It is all done for you – you needn’t lift a finger.  In general, we charge one month’s rent for our Tenant Recruitment services – and it’s worth every penny.  To summarize, the inclusions in our Tenant Recruitment Service fee are as follows:

  • Assessment of the unit and recommendations on the improvements and/or repairs
  • Market comparison to assess appropriate rental rate for your unit
  • Advertising on our website and on other popular sites as we deem necessary
  • All showings of the unit, all attended by a company representative
  • A credit check via Equifax or TransUnion.  We also check the applicant through a new national tenant rating system
  • All reference checks including professional, personal and former landlords.
  • Drawing up of Rental Agreement and any appropriate attached schedules
  • Collecting first and last month’s rent
  • Rental Agreement signing (we also send the document in advance for review in case of questions)
  • Utility switch confirmation where necessary
  • Contents and liability insurance coverage proof obtained or a waiver is signed refusing coverage
  • A thorough move-in inspection for unit condition
  • Smoke alarm acknowledgement form completed.  We also note fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors on site.
  • Required RTA form issued to new tenants with signed acknowledgement
  • Copy of Rental Agreement, move-in inspection and a welcome letter with contact info and instructions provided for the new tenant.

Give us a call and take the stress out of wondering if the most important aspect of your investment is really working for you.

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Tenant Proof Screening Service

Radar’s property management services extend throughout the Niagara Region and many who choose to manage their own or are outside the current range of service have called to ask if they can use their expertise to vet a prospective tenant. The answer was no… until now! Karen Marquardt, Operations Manager, says “We are so excited about this new service that will change the trajectory of investment properties - especially for smaller landlords that don’t have a network to ask for a second opinion. We can now provide that peace of mind and added assurance that you are making the right choice with a tried and true process to back it up – you’re no longer alone!”

Tenant Proof Screening Service is a simple but highly effective program. Set up an account, pay the screening fee (less than the cost of a tribunal filing fee in Ontario!) and use their approved application form for all your submissions. Radar will compile a recommendation, often within 2 business days, based on credit reports (for all applicants and guarantors), employment/income verification, landlord and personal references (using the probing vetting process that has become a trademark), and, of course, cross-referenced to all the tenants who have been previously screened. Get your gut checked and your property Tenant Proof.

The following will be completed for each application. Note: processes will vary depending on the application and the recommendation could take place at any point in the process (i.e. a recommendation of "very high risk" could be issued prior to completing the entire checklist):

  • Cross-reference with data-base of previously screened prospects
  • Basic internet screen
  • Credit checks and Score Vista (tenant rating system) for each applicant (and guarantor where applicable) - Employment/income verification
  • Landlord reference checks (two back where applicable)
  • Personal reference checks

A summary of findings and recommendation will be given so you can determine if you would like to accept that applicant. The second opinion you've been waiting for!

Click here to download the account set up authorization

Click here to download the application form (this is the only form you can use for submission to Tenant Proof)

Fees:

One time account set up - $50.00
**Special offer! Book your first Tenant Proof Screening before November 30, 2017 and we will waive your account set up fee!  You can even pre-book in anticipation of future screenings**

Per screen fee - $150.00

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