Landlord Services Ottawa
Renting out properties can be stressful, whether you are a member of the Canadian Foreign Services stationed abroad or not. Being a landlord can easily be a full-time job. We know that because we have turned the day-to-day management of your properties into our full-time business.
As one of Ottawa’s oldest property management companies, we provide full landlord services: from finding tenants for your properties to collecting rent, from property inspection to providing suggestions for improvements to your property, and much more.
If you are looking for somebody to help you manage your property professionally and effectively, we are here for you. E&S Property Management is your address for professional landlord services in Ottawa.
Finding the right tenant can be a daunting task. After all, seemingly every landlord has their own story about one specifically difficult tenant. Although difficult tenants are a tiny minority, we want to make sure that all your tenants belong to the reliable and trustworthy majority.
Our tenant selection process begins with showing interested tenants the property in question. The showing also gives the property manager in charge the opportunity to get a first impression of potential tenants. After the initial showing, our property managers will screen all potential tenants in a thorough application process to make sure we find the best tenants for you.
Renting out a property is about more than just finding the right tenant. Once your tenants have moved in, your property will require day-to-day management and maintenance. As a result, another aspect of our landlord services Ottawa is being available to your tenants and managing the day-to-day operations. This starts with obvious tasks such as collecting rent and arranging repairs and ends with special requests such as key replacement and emergencies. Whatever the task may be: E&S Property Management is here for you and your tenants.
The E&S Advantage
There is a long list of advantages that come with E&S Property Management’s landlord services in Ottawa. Most of them can be summed up in one word though: experience. As one of Ottawa’s oldest providers of landlord services, we bring a lot of experience to the table. We have a list of trusted suppliers and contractors that can conduct repairs at the ready. In addition, our property managers know what to look for in potential tenants and keep a list of prospects. Not to mention that our property managers can properly assess your property, make suggestions for improvements, and estimate the valueof your property and its place in the market.
Contact Us Today
If you are looking for a company that provides reliable landlord services in Ottawa, E&S Property Management is here for you. We can help you with your landlord workload by providing excellent and comprehensive Ottawa landlord services. It doesn’t matter whether your property is rented out or not, or whether you are looking to switch from another property management company: we can take over at any stage and help you in managing your property efficiently.
If you are looking for professional landlord services in Ottawa, contact our experts at E&S Property Management today and find out how we can help you in managing your properties.
Is it ever too late to hire a property manager?
We are happy to take over at any point to help with your management needs and assist you to manage your property.
What is included in property management?
If the property already has a tenant, we will take over day to day task such as collecting rents, arranging repairs, and the accounting for rental property, and we can arrange paying for any repairs out of the rental income.
We can also help to find a tenant. This process will start by us listing the property for rent and arranging showings with potential tenants. We’ll do a thorough application process and then run results by you for approval. Once an approved tenant has been found, we will sign a lease, and do a move in Inspection report with the tenant. After that, we’ll do all the items included in regular management.
What are the benefits of having a property manager?
Property managers have a good list of trusted suppliers/ contractors that can handle repairs on your property, they’ll have a realistic view of what your property is worth, and they’ll be able to give you suggestions and tips of what you need to change if the property isn’t renting. Property managers will also have access to prospects as their current tenants always looking for upgrades or friends and coworkers moving into Ottawa.
How much of a deposit can the landlord ask for?
The landlord is allowed to ask for a deposit of an amount up to one months’ rent, and this can be applied only to the cover last month rent before moving out.
Do you inspect the property periodically?
Yes, with our management contract we include two walk-through inspections a year, but additional walk-throughs can be arranged if needed.
How do I choose a property manager?
We recommend that you research reviews and websites on different companies before you start contacting anyone. When you’re ready, call a few places. You should feel confident in how quickly someone responses and how you feel about their responses. A good property manager should be able to give accurate information about the current rental market, the area of town your property is in, and give suggestions about how to make the most of your rental income.
Do you allow short term rentals?
Only if that is what is requested by the owner, otherwise we prefer long term leases usually starting around a year.
How long does it take to find a tenant?
There are many different factors to finding a tenant. There are three major components to finding a tenant: The product (rental unit), the price, and the exposure. If a property isn’t renting, it could be a combination of issues with the three factors. Such as, the price may be too high, or the unit isn’t being marketed enough.
What if I need a repair done on my property?
Our team can arrange and oversee repairs being done. We can use a company that you recommend, or we can bring in one of our trusted vendors!
Will a property manager be able to make recommendations for renovations?
A property manager can absolutely give recommendations for items that could be upgraded.
What happens if there is an emergency at my property after hours?
While our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, our property managers do respond to emergency situations at all hours.
How do you screen tenants?
Potential tenants are put through a thorough application process after they have met with a property manager at the property they are interested in renting.
How do you determine the best rent for a property?
Rental rate is based upon many different factors including but not limited to the area the home is in, size of the home, utilities, appliances provided (washer/dryer, dishwasher, range, microwave, fridge, freezer), yard space, parking, how old appliances are, if pets are allowed, the time of year.
How often should I hear from my property manager?
Once a relationship has been established, you should expect to hear less from your Property Manager. The less you hear typically means that the property is probably running smoothly.
Monthly drive by inspections of occupied properties.
Two weekly inspections during the heating season and one weekly inspection during the summer for vacant properties.
Monthly financial statements of the property.
Preparation of Annual Financial Statements.
Bi-annual check of smoke and carbon monoxide sensors.
Vetting of potential tenants, including credit checks and references.
Preparation of lease agreements and the collections of rent.
Collection and payment of withholding tax for Non Resident Canadian landlords.
Semi-annual inspections to ensure all household systems are functioning properly.
Liaison with the condominium association regarding landlord concerns.
Representing the landlord of the Landlord Tenant Board in disputes with the tenant.
You should do your due diligence before hiring a company for your Ottawa property management needs, including reviews from other clients. We decided to help you a little in that process and compiled a few testimonials below.
E&S managed my property for the three years that I was away from Ottawa. They took very good care of my home and I would certainly use them again if/when I move away. Highly recommend.
As tenants renting from E & S Management and landlords of our own home rented out west we can appreciate the great job that E&S did as a rental management company. They promptly responded to any of our concerns or issues, usually responding to emails within the hour. As people renting out our own house we appreciated that they took good care of the rental house.
Since I chose E&S to manage my apartment, I couldn’t be better represented. I live abroad most of the time and know that I’ll receive regular updates about the tenants, their expectations, what can be improved or fixed. E&S is the perfect intermediary between a landlord and his tenants and deals with all the responsibilites of both parties in a very professional way.
Sad to loose this company as the property managers. They have been great to deal with always there for our needs! We were going to sign another lease but depending who the management company is we might be asking E&S to see what else they have in their portfolio.
To quote Joni Mitchell. ” You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. ” It was our first time being with an agency. All problems were resolved as quickly as possible. We have since had to rent a new place from a different agency and are really surprised at how poor the property management is. This proves that not all property management companies are as good as e and s.